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2005-07-20 16:21:26

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Chip Peterson gave the United States its first gold medal of the world swimming championships when he powered to victory in the men's 10km open water event on Wednesday. Peterson topped the podium with a winning time of one hour 46 minutes 38.1 seconds, crossing 7.1 seconds ahead of defending champion Thomas Lurz of Germany. The win avenged Peterson's loss to Lurz in the 5km event on Sunday when he was beaten by a wafer-thin 1.6 seconds. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria...

2005-07-19 17:00:04

By Steve Ginsburg GREENBELT, Maryland (Reuters) - Michael Phelps' march to the Beijing Games begins at the 2005 world swimming championships, where the eight-time Olympic medallist will "switch gears" and try some new freestyle events. Phelps will swim the 100 and 400-meter freestyles -- as an underdog -- while giving up his most dominating events, the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly. "I'm going to switch gears and see what happens," Phelps told reporters Tuesday. "It's a good...

2005-07-14 20:03:56

By Julian Linden SYDNEY (Reuters) - All eyes will again be on the amazing Michael Phelps when the 11th world swimming championships get underway in Montreal this month. The lanky, hip-hop loving American stole the limelight at last year's Athens Olympics when he scooped up an unprecedented eight medals, including six golds, to confirm his reputation as the world's greatest contemporary swimmer. His halo slipped when he was busted for drink-driving in November and sentenced to 18 months'...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.