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Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin retires from swimming at 23

American won four golds at London 2012 as a 17-year-oldInjuries took toll on athlete predicted to match Michael PhelpsMissy Franklin, whose four gold medals at the age of 17 made her one of the stars of the 2012 Olympics, has announced her retirement f…

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Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin retires from swimming at 23

American won four golds at London 2012 as a 17-year-oldInjuries took toll on athlete predicted to match Michael PhelpsMissy Franklin, whose four gold medals at the age of 17 made her one of the stars of the 2012 Olympics, has announced her retirement f…

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Ariarne Titmus breaks records with world short-course swimming gold

Australian teenager wins 200m freestyle in HangzhouSets new Commonwealth, Oceania and national recordTeenager Ariarne Titmus has secured Australia’s first gold medal of the world short-course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freesty…

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Ariarne Titmus breaks records with world short-course swimming gold

Australian teenager wins 200m freestyle in HangzhouSets new Commonwealth, Oceania and national recordTeenager Ariarne Titmus has secured Australia’s first gold medal of the world short-course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freesty…

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William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize shared for first time

• Paul D. Gibson and Tom Gregory win joint prize• Award has never been shared before in 30-year historyFor the first time in 30 years joint winners of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award have been announced, with Paul D. Gibson’s The Lost So…

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Swim England in deep water over women’s swimwear advice

National sports body removes web advice on ‘flabby stomachs’ and ‘too long torsos’ after student’s criticismSwim England’s guidance on choosing swimwear has been criticised for focusing too much on the shape of women’s bodies.The national governing bod…

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Ryan Lochte seeks treatment for ‘destructive pattern’ of alcohol addiction

Six-time Olympic champion already serving ban from swimmingLawyer says his client hopes to compete at 2020 OlympicsRyan Lochte’s lawyer has confirmed his client is seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.Lochte, a six-time Olympic swimming champion, wa…

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Sports quiz of the week: 30 WhatsApp groups, 4,000 shirts and 98,000 calories

Who coaches 13-year-olds? Who did nothing? And who texts a lot?Clapton CFC, a non-league club based in London who have not yet played a competitive match, have sold more that 4,000 replica shirts in a week. Why are so many Spaniards buying their away …

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Tiaras, grimaces and splashes: the best pictures from the European Championships 2018

As we bid farewell to the first multi-sport European Championships, it wasn’t just the athletes and competitors showcasing their talents in Glasgow and Berlin, the sports photographers present also used the event to demonstrate their own skills and tec…

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Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022

• Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals• Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medalsGreat Britain and Northern Ireland took second place in the overall medal standings as the multi-sport European Championships concluded in Ber…

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Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022

• Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals• Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medalsGreat Britain and Northern Ireland took second place in the overall medal standings as the multi-sport European Championships concluded in Ber…

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Grace Reid channels influence of Tom Daley to snatch 3m springboard gold

• Scot wins European Championships gold with last dive• Reid and Daley won mixed synchro gold together in 2016Tom Daley’s aquatic adventures of late have been restricted to his brave new world of baby bathtime and the paternal enrapture it can bring. E…

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Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel bounce back with wins at Pan Pacs

Ledecky wins 400m freestyle with sixth fastest time in historyDressel wins 100m butterfly after falling in Friday’s 100m freeFor Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected los…

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Maddie Groves holds off Katie Ledecky and US freestyle sprinters at Pan Pacs

Cate Campbell, Kyle Chalmers won the 100m frees at Pan Pacs USA lose women’s 4x200m free at first major meet since 2009Cate Campbell has exorcised her Rio demons.She says she’ll no longer be haunted by the “little nightmares” that lingered from 2016 af…

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Adam Peaty spooks rivals to win fourth gold at European Championships

• Peaty leads off GB team in 4x100m medley relay• Britain’s Ben Proud takes gold in 50m freestyleA hat-trick of quadruples or a fourpeat times three. Whichever terminology, it illustrates the mutual affection between Adam Peaty and the European Champio…

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Adam Peaty wins third gold at European Championships with ‘10 out of 10’ swim

• Peaty wins 11th European gold of career in 50m breaststroke• Freya Anderson finishes impressive fourth in 100m freestyleLike a pernickety judge on Strictly Come Dancing, a flawless routine is required to earn a perfect review from Adam Peaty. Yet in …

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Teenagers Cheng and Toulson win diving gold at European Championships

• 15-year-old Cheng competes in her first major competition• Laugher wins gold in men’s springboard eventThe innocence of youth, they say, brings insulation from fear. Eden Cheng, 15 years young, betrayed little sign of nerves or trepidation when she s…

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Freya Anderson holds on in final leg to help Britain to relay gold

World junior champion earns her first senior gold in the pool in GlasgowAsk those who crunch the data in the depths of British Swimming and they mention Freya Anderson with a mixture of glee and optimism.Just 17, the statuesque world junior champion is…

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Timing system fault casts Adam Peaty’s latest world record into doubt

• Officials say starting system had been ‘incorrectly configured’• Error ‘resulted in all reported times being 0.10s faster’The validity of Adam Peaty’s latest world record in the 100 metres breaststroke has been cast into doubt after a fault was disco…

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Adam Peaty smashes world record to win European Championships gold

• British swimmer breaks own record in 100m breaststroke• 23-year-old knocked 0.13sec off mark set at Rio OlympicsBritish swimmer Adam Peaty set a world record for the 100 metres breaststroke on Saturday, clocking 57.00 seconds to win the European Cham…