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Which Swimmers Are Heavy Favorites to Win Olympic Gold?

Which Swimmers Are Heavy Favorites to Win Olympic Gold? Just two-and-a-half weeks remain until Olympic swimming begins, and there are plenty of races expected to come down to the wire in Paris. In the women's backstroke events, defending champion Kaylee McKeown of Australia will take on resurgent Am...

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How Lilla Bognar Nearly Pulled Off Medley Stunner at Olympic Trials

How Lilla Bognar Nearly Pulled Off Medley Stunner at Olympic Trials With two lengths remaining in an Olympic Trials final, Lilla Bognar was sticking stubbornly close to the favorites. Katie Grimes and Emma Weyant had both captured international medals in the women's 400 IM, but this 17-year-old from...

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Her Confidence Booming, Regan Smith Ready to Take On the World

Her Confidence Booming, Regan Smith Ready to Take On the World A joyous Regan Smith climbed out of the pool, a smile radiating pride, bliss and relief stressed across her face, and she raised her arms to an adoring crowd. For the first time in five years, since she was a 17-year-old breakout star wh...