TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead.
Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games.
Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age?
TOKYO (AP) — All behind Florian Wellbrock, there was the sort of carnage that epitomizes open water swimming.
One athlete carted off on a stretcher. Another taking an elbow to the eye.
TOKYO (AP) — David Aubry of France dropped out of the men’s 10-kilometer Olympic marathon swimming in the later stages of the seven-lap race.
He was wheeled off on a stretcher after coming out of the water Thursday.
TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport.
She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong performance in Tokyo Bay, but it wasn’t to be.
TOKYO (AP) — Dodging leaping fish in Tokyo Bay and pressure on the lead, Ana Marcela Cunha kept her cool and finally won at the Olympics on her third try.
The Brazilian claimed the women’s 10-kilometer marathon swimming event on Wednesday in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 30.8 seconds.
TOKYO (AP) — A blazing sun. Drenching humidity. Choppy waters. Gusting winds. Two dozen bodies diving in together for two hours of swimming mixed with a stray elbow here, an occasional kick there.
Marathon swimming at the Tokyo Olympics is as much a test of mental endurance as it is physical conditioning over a 10-kilometer course.