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Swimming Australia’s glass house comes crashing down with positive doping samples

Swimming Australia chief executive Leigh Russell speaks to the media in Melbourne after Shayna Jack’s positive doping samples | William West/AFP/Getty Images

(July 30) – If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under.

The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but controversial beginning on the opening day of the swimming program — an upset win by 18-year-old Ariarne Titmus over three-time 400-meter freestyle champion American Kate Ledecky. Continue reading

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Kristof Milak breaks a record

Kristof Milak became the first man other than Michael Phelps to hold the 200-metre butterfly record since 2001 | Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

For much of his childhood, Kristof Milak studied low-quality videotapes of Michael Phelps’s races for tips on how to refine his butterfly technique. This week, the 19-year-old Hungarian shattered the world record in the 200-metre butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in South Korea, a mark Phelps had held for more than 18 years.

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