Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Aquatics’ Category

‘It’s OK not to be OK’: Michael Phelps opens up about anxiety

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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The filmmakers of a new documentary about how everyone to some extent faces anxiety have enlisted Michael Phelps to show that even world champions can feel low.

Oleksiak, Masse headline Canadian swim team for Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak and world champion backstroker Kylie Masse will lead Canada's swim team into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Ten of the 26 athletes named by Swimming Canada are under the age of 20.

Michael Phelps has ‘no desire’ to return to swimming

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Michael Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he's eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.

Kylie Masse is ‘the hunted as opposed to the hunter’

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Kylie Masse is the new world champion and record holder in the women's 100-metre backstroke. But it was only three years ago that Masse was ranked 201st. She failed to crack Canada's Pan Am squad but turned that failure into a breakthrough performance at the 2015 Universiade that set her on the path to world success.

4-time Olympic medallist Oleksiak returning to former coach O’Toole

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Canadian swimming star Penny Oleksiak is returning to her roots. The four-time Olympic medallist is leaving coach Ben Titley and the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre to return to Bill O'Toole and the Toronto Swim Club.

Oleksiak, Ruck help Canada crush another record at FINA world juniors

Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Canada won three medals on Monday, including gold in the women's 4x100-metre medley relay, capping the country's most successful appearance at the FINA world junior championships. Canada finished with a national record 15 medals, behind only the host Americans.

Oleksiak, Ruck power Canada to world junior 4x100m freestyle record

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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The Canadian women's 4x100-metre freestyle team captured gold with a dominant performance. The team of Taylor Ruck, Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith and Kayla Sanchez finished in a world junior record three minutes 36.19 seconds. The United States was second ahead of Japan.

Canada swims to 3 more medals at world junior championships

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Sanchez came second in the 200-metre individual medley in two minutes 12.64 seconds. Miku Kojima of Japan won the race.

Canada swims to 3rd relay gold at world junior championships

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Canada captured its third-straight relay gold at the FINA world junior championships with a win in the 4x100-metre freestyle on Friday.

Canada adds 4 medals at world junior swimming championships

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Canada won gold in the mixed 4x100-metre medley relay on Thursday at the FINA world junior championships in Indianapolis. It was one of four medals for the Canadians on the second day of competition.