BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction.
The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian and Belarusian swimmers were banned Wednesday from competing at the world championships because of the war in Ukraine.
The sport's governing body, known as FINA, had broken with most other organizations by continuing to allow Russians and Belarusians to compete, though as “neutral athletes” without national symbols.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games:
TOKYO (AP) — Holding back tears, her freshly won seventh Olympic gold medal hanging around her neck, Svetlana Romashina announced the end of the greatest Olympic career in artistic swimming history.
TOKYO (AP) — Marathon swimming or open water? Artistic swimming or synchronized?
There’s a bit of aquatic confusion at the Olympics, where two of the disciplines are referred to by conflicting names.
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers apologized Thursday after Ukrainian athletes in artistic swimming were announced as Russians at a medal ceremony.
“It was purely an operational mistake,” organizing committee spokesman Masa Tanaka said of the error on Wednesday at the Olympic pool.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Wednesday, August 4, at the Tokyo Games:
TOKYO (AP) — Svetlana Romashina doesn't count gold medals.
She could be excused for losing track.
The Russian star claimed her record sixth Olympic gold in artistic swimming, teaming with Svetlana Kolesnichenko to win the duet Wednesday night.
TOKYO (AP) — Russian Svetlana Romashina will go for her record sixth gold medal in artistic swimming Wednesday after leading the preliminaries of duet.
Romashina teamed with Svetlana Kolesnichenko to post the top scores in both free and technical routines.
TOKYO (AP) — Overwhelming favorites Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia led artistic swimming duet after the free routine preliminaries Monday night.
Romashina and Kolesnichenko received marks totaling 97.9000 points for a routine that was accompanied by the music “Spiders.”
SYDNEY (AP) — To those who dare doubt the brutality of her sport, Australian artistic swimmer Amie Thompson tells a story: About the day a teammate accidentally landed on Thompson’s face, breaking her nose and filling the water with blood.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: One of the biggest issues in 2016 entailed getting rid of green-tinged water in one of the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center.