Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Swimming’ Category

Canadians go wild for ‘incredible’ Penny Oleksiak

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

When Penny Oleksiak stormed back to win Canada's first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games, it set off quite the celebration. Here are some of the best social media posts after the big win.

Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Chinese Olympic women's swimmer Chen Xinyi tested positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 7, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Friday citing the Chinese swimming association.

Michael Phelps makes more history with 22nd Olympic gold medal

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps has once again made Olympic history, winning his 15th individual Olympic gold medal by taking the 200-metre individual medley Thursday night in Rio.

Canada’s Santo Condorelli fails to advance to 50m freestyle final

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Canadian Santo Condorelli, who was fourth by only 3/100ths in the 100-metre freestyle on Wednesday night, was eliminated from the 50 freestyle on Thursday.

Penny Oleksiak on verge of making Canadian Olympic history

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

When Penny Oleksiak hits the pool for the 100-metre freestyle final Thursday night at the Rio Olympics, she could become the first Canadian to win four swimming medals at the same Games. And it would come as no surprise to her former coaches.

Personal best lands Santo Condorelli a spot in 50m freestyle swim semis

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Santo Condorelli rebounded from a fourth-place finish in Wednesday's 100-metre freestyle swim final to qualify for Thursday night's 50 semifinals. Fellow Canadian Yuri Kisil placed 35th and won't advance.

Santo Condorelli barely misses medal in 100m freestyle

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Canada's Santo Condorelli finished fourth in the men's 100-metres freestyle in 47.88 seconds, missing a medal by a mere 3-100ths Wednesday at the Rio Olympics.

Penny Oleksiak looking for another medal, reaches semis in 100m

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Kevin Light Penny Oleksiak warms up Aug 7 2016 100m butterfly

Three Canadian women made enough of a splash Wednesday to cement places in swimming semifinal events at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Simply the best: Michael Phelps wins 20th Olympic gold

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

American swimming icon Michael Phelps held off all challengers on Tuesday in a dramatic 200-metres butterfly to capture his Olympic-record 20th gold medal.

Penny Oleksiak leaves former Canadian Olympians ‘stunned’

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Canadian Penny Oleksiak's two Olympic medals in the opening days of the swimming competition have galvanized a program, left former Olympians breathless, and a nation wanting more.