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Twenty years on, swimmer Chris Fydler and broadcaster Gerry Collins recall a wonderful week in Sydney’s Olympic pool

It was the final race on night one of swimming at the Sydney Olympics, and as Australia's Ian Thorpe made the final turn behind the US's Gary Hall Jr with 50 to go in the 4x100m freestyle relay, the level of agitation was rising.On the blocks at the other end of the pool, Chris Fydler…

Tragedy unites long-time swimming rivals Lisa Curry and Tracey Wickham

The tributes for the Curry-Kenny family have come flooding in following the shock and tragic death of Jaimi Kenny on Monday.A joint statement from Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny revealed their beloved oldest daughter Jaimi had died in hospital that morning after a battle with a long-term illness.News.com.au understands the 33-year-old had been receiving treatment…

Simmaren Sarah Sjöström har fått klartecken för att tävla

En utskrift från Dagens Nyheter, 2020-09-10 12:08 Artikelns ursprungsadress: https://www.dn.se/sport/vantan-ar-over-undrar-om-jag-minns-hur-man-tar-pa-sig-tavlingsbaddrakten/ Publicerad 08:28 Senast Sarah Sjöström tävlade var i Luxemburg i januari i år. Foto: Jonas Lindkvist I flera månader har Sarah Sjöström väntat och längtat, och nu är det äntligen klart när tävlingssäsongen drar i gång igen.I mitten av oktober inleder ISL, International swimming league,…

College Football Picks: Week 2 Predictions for Every Game

0 of 6Kansas RB Pooka Williams Jr.Chuck Burton/Associated PressWeek 2 of the 2020 college football season will mark the next phase of easing our way back into the proverbial swimming pool.It started two weeks ago with the FCS opener between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas. There were nine games involving FBS teams last weekend, but…

Australia’s ‘air guitar’ swimming relay team reunites 20 years after winning Olympic gold in Sydney

Twenty years after creating one of the greatest moments in Australian sport the men who won gold in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the Sydney Olympics are still tight.Ian Thorpe, 37, Michael Klim, 43, Chris Fydler, 47, and Ashley Callus, 41, know they are part of swimming history and they are happy to…

MHSAA approves fall sports in Regions 6 and 8; rest of Michigan on hold

Michigan high school golf, tennis and cross country teams are good to go. Volleyball, boys soccer and girls swimming and diving? This fall remains a little complicated.As for football, those teams still have to wait until the spring to compete.That was the message delivered Thursday by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The organization announced…

Ex-Jets Arniel, Hawerchuk, friends to the end

Scott Arniel still has a pretty clear memory of the first time he met Dale Hawerchuk, 41 years ago.It was around a swimming pool at the Anchor Hotel in Cornwall, Ont. The two were getting ready for training camp after being drafted by the Quebec Major Junior League’s Cornwall Royals.“There was this guy, a little…

Olympic swim legend Jean Hurring’s final lap

Hurring family collection.Jean Stewart swam at two Olympics and two Empire Games, and later eloped with her swimming team-mate, Lincoln Hurring. Their son, Gary, became a Commonwealth gold medallist.This story was originally published on Locker Room at Newsroom.co.nz, and is republished with permission. The only Kiwi woman to win an Olympic medal in swimming, Jean…