• Paris plunge: daily queues after city opens cleaned-up canal to swimmers
    The Guardian7 minutes ago

    Paris plunge: daily queues after city opens cleaned-up canal to swimmers

    Standing in his swimming trunks, Gilles looked up at the modern grey apartment buildings and trees that lined the Paris canal. “Bliss,” he said after doing 500m of front crawl, occasionally brushing past bits of green algae in the new temporary swimming zone at La Villette canal basin, where Parisians

  • Usain Bolt lays down marker with his season’s best 100m in Monaco
    The Guardian

    Usain Bolt lays down marker with his season’s best 100m in Monaco

    Usain Bolt crosses the line first in Monaco. Usain Bolt produced his season’s-best time in the 100m to canter away with the Monaco Diamond League and suggest he will again be the man to beat going into a major championships. The Jamaican’s time of 9.95sec will not necessarily have his rivals at next

  • Siobhan-Marie O’Connor hopes to take down home favourite Katinka Hosszu at World Swimming Championships
    The Independent

    Siobhan-Marie O’Connor hopes to take down home favourite Katinka Hosszu at World Swimming Championships

    Siobhan-Marie O’Connor has enjoyed the feeling of being roared on by a home crowd at London 2012. O’Connor has been closing on Hosszu, finishing way behind her at the last world champs in 2015 but only 0.3 seconds off her pace at Rio 2016 as the pair took silver and gold. Now, in Budapest, O’Connor

  • Reuters

    Flap hits Kenya's London-bound team over 800m line-up

    By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Controversy flared on Friday over the composition of the Kenyan men's 800m line-up for next month's World Championships in London after U.S.-based Michael Saruni, who was third at the trials, was dropped. Saruni was third behind winner Emmanuel Korir and

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