All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Swimming’

Alia Atkinson: First Black Woman To Win Swimming World Title

Alia Atkinson has become the first black woman to win a swimming world title. On Saturday, December 6, Alia was successful in winning the 100m breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships, earning her the prestigious title. During the final leg of the race at Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha, Alia was able to take the title from the defending …

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Michael Phelps Suspended From Competitive Swimming For Six Months After DUI Arrest

USA Swimming suspended Olympian Michael Phelps on Monday after he was arrested for driving under the influence on September 30. Phelps will be banned from competing in US-sanctioned swimming events for reportedly violating the organization’s code of conduct. Phelps was reportedly six months into a comeback after going into a two-year hiatus post-2012 Olympics. The champion swimmer is considered the …

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Michael Phelps Arrest Forces Hold On Comeback

Michael Phelps will have to halt his plans for an amazing comeback after his recent DUI arrest. The olympic swimming champ is banned from competing in the sport for six months. Unfortunately, Michael Phelps’ arrest also resulted in his having to drop out of next year’s world championships, which is the biggest international meet leading up to the 2016 Rio …

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Katie Ledecky Smashes 400m Freestyle Record

It was a comparison of old versus young at this past week’s 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships of Swimming as Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, shared the pool with 17-year-old swimming phenom Katie Ledecky, the winner of the 800m freestyle event at the 2012 Olympics at only age 15. While one can argue the advantages …

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Amy Van Dyken Stays Positive After ATV Accident

On June 6, former gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken’s life changed forever following an ATV wreck in which she severed her spinal chord. While doctors were able to perform surgery to save Amy’s life, she was left paralyzed below the waist, with no feeling at all in her legs or toes. Despite the huge setback for such a …

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Weight Loss: Supercharging Secret

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day. Think about that a moment. That’s more than you and me combined, and you and I are probably overweight. At least I am. Michael Phelps certainly is not. How does Michael Phelps do it? Subway? I doubt it. Is it because he is almost constantly working out? Certainly that has …

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Michael Phelps Making An Olympic Comeback?

After the 2012 London Olympics, and winning a total of 18 gold medals (22 medals in all) during his Olympic swimming career, Michael Phelps decided to retire at the age of 27. But has he changed his mind? Many began to wonder if Phelps would stay out of the competitive world of swimming after being vague about his future with …

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Diana Nyad Picked For Dancing With The Stars

Diana Nyad, 64, gained her name to fame last year when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, or any other assistance. Now, Nyad is going to take on a new endeavor, and try her hand at dancing. That’s right … Diana has joined the season 18 cast members …

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Tom Daley Has A Boyfriend; “It Felt Right”

Olympic diver Tom Daley surprised his fans by revealing he is dating a man, despite previously dating girls. The 19-year-old diver, who won a bronze medal in London 2012 Olympics, revealed the news on Monday in a YouTube video. Daley says he is in a serious relationship with a guy and said he feels happier and safer in his new relationship. …

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Michael Phelps: Getting Ready For Rio?

On Thursday, the sporting world was awash with the news that Michael Phelps rejoined the US Anti-Doping Agency where he underwent doping tests, the strongest indication that he is returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Phelps underwent the drug testing twice between July 1 and September 30 of this year. His Coach Bob Bowman has actually confirmed that Phelps rejoined …

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Diana Nyad Receives Skepticism for her Swim

Diana Nyad has finally done it! She has completed her journey that included swimming from Cuba to Florida on her fifth try. However, what should be a joyous and historical occasion, has turned into an event that has skeptics doubting her. The swimmer community is doubting that Nyad is the first person to complete the 110 mile swim without stopping. …

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Michael Phelps Coming Back to Swimming?

It may have just become even harder for future Olympians to break the record of most winningest Olympian. While meeting with the media in Barcelona on Monday for the world swimming championships, Michael Phelps was vague on whether or not he would compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist said, ”I don’t …

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