Latest Eric Shanteau Stories

2009-08-02 15:22:33

Michael Phelps collected his fifth gold medal of the World Swim Championships in Italy Sunday, helping the U.S. team win the 400-meter medley relay. Aaron Peirson, Eric Shanteau, Phelps and anchor David Walters covered the distance in a world record time of 3:28.27 on the final day of the competition in Rome. It was one of 43 world records set during the championships, in which some competitors used controversial new high-tech swimsuits with polyurethane panels. The speed suits are to be...

2009-07-30 20:14:19

Ryan Lochte gave the United States its fifth gold medal of the World Swimming Championships Thursday and China won two of the five events contested in Rome. Lochte, winner of a backstroke gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, captured the 200-meter individual medley Thursday in the world record time of 1:54.10. Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, who finished second behind superstar Michael Phelps three times in Beijing, was runner-up to Lochte in 1:55.24. American Eric Shanteau was third in 1:55.36. The...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

A U.S. swimmer diagnosed with testicular cancer has put off surgery until after he's had a chance to compete in his first and last Olympics. Eric Shanteau of Lilburn, Ga., was diagnosed with cancer in June just one week before he left for the U.S. swim trials, CNN reported Monday. The Auburn University graduate has the ninth fastest time in the 200 meter breaststroke but is confident he can surprise people beginning with the preliminaries which start Tuesday night in Beijing. "I can't...

2008-07-14 09:00:52

(Beijing Olympics) Swimming/Star to watch: Confident Kitajima set for gold in Beijing By Sportswriter Chang Ailing BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The gold quest of Japan's swim king Kosuke Kitajima in Beijing seemed to become less rough as his arch rival American swimmer Brendan Hansen failed to book a spot in the men's 200-meter breaststroke race at next month's Beijing Games. Kitajima's competition with Hansen is perhaps the fiercest international rivalry in swimming. They dueled out...

2006-08-06 00:06:04

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Brendan Hansen broke his own world record in the men's 200 metres breaststroke at the U.S. championships in Irvine, California on Saturday. It was the second world record in four days for Hansen, who shattered his own mark in the 100m breaststroke on Tuesday. Hansen, an Olympic silver and bronze medalist in Athens, easily won the U.S. title in the 200, storming home in two minutes, 8.74 seconds to smash his old record of 2:09.04. Eric Shanteau was a...

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