The Nordic Junior and Pre-Senior Swimming Championships 2013 are now underway, here in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. See the results from this morning’s preliminary heats. The final session starts formally at 16:00 local time, and will hopefully be live streamed on kvf.fo, with live results on LiveTiming.
I’m continuously uploading photos here on Flickr, that can be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes, as long as you remember to add something like: “Photo courtesy of Morshus, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0“. We are working on uploading videos too, from this morning’s preliminary heats.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström on top of the medal podium after winning gold in the women’s 100 meter butterfly at the FINA 2013 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Australia’s Alicia Coutts silver and USA’s Dana Vollmer bronze. Also, awesome steadicam tandem team in action. See the result list here.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
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Read for instance Sydney Morning Herald
Swimming legend Michael Phelps, winner of most medals in Olympic history, would not be drawn on Wednesday on whether he may come out of retirement for the 2016 Rio Games.
Dubbing the issue the “million-dollar question,” the 28-year-old, winner of 18 gold, two silver and two bronze medals, was visiting Brazil to shoot a commercial with football legend Pele but dodged making any commitment on a possible return to the Olympic arena.
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen in three years. I don’t even know what is gonna happen tomorrow,” said Phelps when pressed on a possible return to top competition.
It’s “the million-dollar question,” he laughed.
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Read SwimmingWorld, backstory that Germantown Academy has apparently fully or partly retired legendary head coach Dick Shoulberg:
Shoulberg finally talked tonight after having ignored media inquiries regarding his leave of absence from the deck. However, there is little doubt that Shoulberg would desire to return to the deck as soon as possible.
“I know I’m old. But I’m efficient and old,” Shoulberg said. “My girls’ team last year broke the [national] record” in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
So this must have been the women’s 200 meter indvidual medley, at the FINA 2013 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Katinka Hosszu from Hungary gold, Alicia Coutts from Australia silver and Mireia Belmonte from Spain bronze. See the result list here.