World Swimming Championships

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10-Year-Old Girl Taking on World's Best Swimmers

Bahrain's Alzain Tareq is competing in Swimming World Championships

(Newser) - For anyone whose greatest athletic accomplishment as a 10-year-old was not choking on an orange slice after your pee-wee soccer game, meet 10-year-old Alzain Tareq from Bahrain. She is doing slightly better than that, competing in the 2015 Swimming World Championships as the youngest swimmer ever to do so, USA ... More »

USA Swimming Punishes Michael Phelps

The swimmer is forced to withdraw from world championships

(Newser) - USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships, and taken away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced today won't keep Phelps... More »

Franklin Wins Record 6 Golds at Worlds

Missy Franklin now the winningest female ever at world championships

(Newser) - Missy Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the FINA World Swimming Championships today, swimming the leadoff leg for a US win in the 400-meter medley relay. The 18-year-old Franklin is now the most successful female swimmer ever at the worlds. She eclipsed the women's record that had... More »

German Hands Phelps Rare Loss; Breaks Record, Too

Stunning reversal raises questions about role of high-performance bodysuits

(Newser) - Germany's Paul Biedermann handed Michael Phelps his first major individual loss in 4 years—and snatched away his world record, too—with a stunning win in the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships today in Rome. Virtually unknown outside his country before this meet, Biedermann has now erased Ian... More »

Phelps Wins Fourth Gold, Third Record

"Michael is just out of reach." bronze medalist Laszlo Cseh of Hungary said.

(Newser) - Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal and his third world record at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne today, this time in the 200-meter individual medley. At  1:54.98, Phelps was .86 seconds under than the old record -- also his. More »

Phelps Shatters Butterfly Record

(Newser) - Michael Phelps set another record at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne today, becoming the first man to break the 1:53 barrier in the 200-meter butterfly, and producing the biggest time drop in the event in 48 years. "I feel like a 12-year-old," the 21-year-old said,"... More »

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