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Olympics: USA Men’s Water Polo’s Journey Ends in Quarterfinal Loss

Olympics: USA Men’s Water Polo’s Journey Ends in Quarterfinal Loss The USA men’s water polo team’s medal quest ground to a halt Wednesday in Tokyo with a 12-8 loss to Spain. The U.S. came up small in the fourth quarter, with Spain running away to the tune of a 5-2 margin in the final 10 minutes. The...

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Luis Martinez Caps Guatemalan Dream with Olympic Final in 100 Fly

Luis Martinez Caps Guatemalan Dream with Olympic Final in 100 Fly Seven summers ago, Luis Martinez was a kid trying to find his way in a country that wasn’t his own. He’d moved from his native Guatemala to the United States in 2013 in service of his academic and swimming dreams, and by the fall of 2...

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Olympics: Caeleb Dressel Sets World Record in 100 Fly To Win Gold

Olympics: Caeleb Dressel Sets World Record in 100 Fly To Win Gold The question, after tying an Olympic record in prelims and breaking it in semifinals, was not necessarily if Caeleb Dressel would win gold in the 100 butterfly Saturday morning at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The query was if the American...

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Olympics: Mykhailo Romanchuk, Bobby Finke Set the Pace in 1,500 Free

Olympics: Mykhailo Romanchuk, Bobby Finke Set the Pace in 1,500 Free Bobby Finke’s interloping on the men’s 800 freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics was surprising, for how he got it done on the final 50 and for the hierarchy that the 21-year-old disrupted. With his gold in the 800 free, Finke is very mu...

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Olympics: Caeleb Dressel Scares Olympic Record as 50 Free Top Seed

Olympics: Caeleb Dressel Scares Olympic Record as 50 Free Top Seed In the 100 freestyle, it was Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers throwing down. In the 100 butterfly, the showdown looms between Dressel and Kristof Milak. In the American superstar’s third and final individual event of these Tokyo Olym...

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Israel Mixed Medley Relay Squad Turns Heads with Finals Berth

Israel Mixed Medley Relay Squad Turns Heads with Finals Berth Itay Goldfaden wasn’t sure what the Israel mixed medley relay team could do Thursday night, but he was sure it was going to be good. He’d watched the men’s 800 freestyle relay not just qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but jump to 10th in a ...