Friday, July 31, 2009
Zhang Lin made the first World Championships swimming gold for a Chinese man one to remember here on Wednesday, demolishing Aussie great Grant Hackett's world record in winning the 800m freestyle.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The winner draped himself triumphantly on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air to celebrate a world record. It's a familiar scene for Michael Phelps.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Australian Brenton Rickard won the men's 100m breaststroke world title here on Monday in a world record time of 58.58sec.
Brittany Hayes scored three goals to lead the United States to a 9-6 victory against Spain in the quarterfinals of the women's water polo at the world championship.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Michael Phelps was unconcerned about posting only the second fastest time in morning heats for the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships Monday.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Olympic and reigning world champions Russia added yet another gold medal to their collection by winning the synchronized swimming team free competition at the World Championships here on Saturday.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
In the coming days here at the outdoor pool of the famed Foro Italico, when the World Swimming Championships are fully underway, there will be moments of absolute triumph as more records fall.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Michael Phelps arrived in Rome for the world championships Thursday, and the winner of a record eight gold medals at last year's Olympics had his first training swim in the Foro Italico pool.
Friday, July 24, 2009
China's Lu Ying has set a world record in the life saving women's 200-meter obstacle swim in qualifiers at the World Games, and Yang Chin-kuei of Chinese Taipei and Lu's teammate Yang Jieqiao were not far behind.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Britain's Keri-Anne Payne led virtually from start to finish to take gold in the women's 10 kilometers open water race at the world championships on Wednesday.