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SA sea-swim icon Yach, 60, dies

Cape Town – Long-distance swimming legend and prominent Capetonian civic figure Theodore Yach has died while undergoing hospital tests for asthma. The news was confirmed by the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association (CLDSA), who said in a statement: “South Africa’s most renowned open-water swimmer, Theodore Yach of Cape Town, passed away peacefully on October 17 […]

Le Clos bags 3 medals at FINA Swimming World Cup event

Johannesburg – Olympian Chad le Clos claimed an impressive three medals at the opening leg of the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan, Russian over the weekend. According to SuperSport.com, Le Clos was the top performer winning gold in the 200m butterfly and silver in the 100m butterfly and the 200m freestyle. He rounded […]

Le Clos doesn’t feel pressure ahead of World Cup defence

Chad le Clos (Getty Images) Cape Town – South Africa’s Chad Le Clos insists there is no pressure on him to defend his FINA Swimming World Cup title this season. This year’s World Cup promises once again to be a fierce battle between the sport’s biggest names. “No pressure at all, the World Cups are always a good time, […]

European Championships 2018: Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke in world record time

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own 100m breaststroke world record to retain his European title in Glasgow. The 23-year-old Olympic and world champion finished in 57.00 seconds – 0.13secs quicker than his previous best time – as team-mate James Wilby grabbed silver following a late surge. Peaty took a huge lead on the first […]

Crocodiles, box jellyfish fail to deter 155 from swimming across Darwin’s Fannie Bay

By Emily Smith It was the thought of swimming 1.2 kilometres through a known crocodile habitat that had her feeling “very, very nervous”. But today Ms Pursehouse, along with about 155 others, braved deadly sea creatures and a strong headwind to take part in the annual Fannie Bay Swim. It is one of the few times […]

Ex-champion Magnini faces 8-year doping ban

Milan – Italy’s anti-doping prosecutors have requested an eight-year ban against former two-time world swimming champion Filippo Magnini, according to reports on Wednesday. The Gazzetta dello Sport reported that NADO prosecutors requested an eight-year ban for Magnini and four years for his relay teammate Michele Santucci, who are being investigated for allegedly using banned substances. Magnini, […]

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