Czech free-diver David Vencl swam nearly 81 metres (265.75 ft) beneath the ice on Tuesday, breaking the world record after braving the freezing water wearing only a swimsuit.
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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee will compete in Olympic qualifiers in April after clinching a podium finish in her first 100 metres butterfly event since being treated for leukaemia.
Luna Rossa are firm underdogs heading into next month’s America’s Cup match against holders Team New Zealand (TNZ) but it would be a mistake to write off the Italian team’s chances after their dominant display in the Challenger Series final, INEOS Team UK skipper Ben Ainslie has said.
Italy’s Luna Rossa continued to dominate the Challenger Series final by winning both races on Sunday to extend their lead over INEOS Team UK to 4-0 at Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
Italy’s Luna Rossa dominated the opening day of the Challenger Series final as they opened up a 2-0 lead over INEOS Team UK at Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Saturday.
As Britain and Italy go head-to-head for the right to challenge New Zealand for the America’s Cup, the teams’ billionaire backers will have their colours emblazoned across the hulls and sails of their futuristic “foiling” yachts.
Britain’s swimmers are battling against the current heading into the delayed Tokyo Olympics but world record holder Adam Peaty will make light of choppy waters to retain his 100m breaststroke title, according to his predecessor Duncan Goodhew.
Luna Rossa helmsman Jimmy Spithill was encouraged by the Italian team’s dominant display against American Magic in the Challenger Series semi-finals but said they would need to make further improvements ahead of next month’s showdown with INEOS Team UK.
Luna Rossa stormed into the final of the Challenger Series after completing a 4-0 sweep of American Magic in the best-of-seven repechage semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.
Luna Rossa put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the Challenger Series final by taking a 2-0 lead over American Magic in the best-of-seven repechage semi-final at Auckland on Friday.
Britain’s double Olympic champion Helen Glover is aiming for a comeback at the Tokyo Games after four years away from elite rowing and having three children.
Charlie Dalin became the first to cross the finish line of the Vendee Globe round-the-world sailing race on Wednesday but he is not yet guaranteed a victory.
Frenchman Yannick Bestaven was declared the winner of the Vendee Globe round-the-world sailing race in the early hours of Thursday after he was handed a time bonus of over 10 hours for his role in rescuing a fellow competitor.
The artistic swimming Olympic qualification event due to be held in Tokyo in March has been postponed until May because of novel coronavirus restrictions in Japan, organisers said on Thursday.
Join the Mayor of Valdosta and a hundred of his closest friends for a leisurely paddle on the Withlacoochee River. Mayor Scott James says, “Over a year removed from a terrible spill into our area waterways, and right at a year of massive improvements to our infrastructure since our last ‘Mayors Paddle,’ I am again looking forward to fellowship on the river February 6.”
Dress warmly, and we’ll amble by boat around our watery living room, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. to watch the sun set and the moon rise, and to see if the bats are awake.
American Magic on Wednesday paid tribute to their three America’s Cup rivals who helped repair their yacht “Patriot” after it capsized during a Challenger Series race 10 days ago.
INEOS Team UK’s dominant display in the Challenger Series has made America’s Cup defender Team New Zealand sit up and take notice, TNZ chief executive Grant Dalton has said.
Swimming Australia has started discussions about a replacement domestic or virtual international competition for its athletes in case the Tokyo Olympics are cancelled, president Kieren Perkins said.
INEOS Team UK won a tight third round-robin race against Italy’s Luna Rossa on Saturday for their fifth victory from five starts to storm into the final of the Challenger Series, which decides who will take on Team New Zealand (TNZ) for the America’s Cup.
INEOS Team UK skipper Ben Ainslie said he will have to decide whether to take on Luna Rossa again on Sunday or propose the race be scratched if they have already secured a spot in the Challenger Series final by beating the Italians a day earlier.
With American Magic still working to repair the damage to their boat after capsizing on Sunday, America’s Cup organisers said this weekend’s Challenger Series round robin action will feature single-yacht ‘ghost races’.
SailGP’s second season will feature eight teams participating in eight races, starting in Bermuda from April, the tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
Britain’s world and Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Adam Peaty said he was hopeful the delayed Tokyo Games would go ahead after his place on the plane was confirmed by Team GB on Wednesday.
The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) on Wednesday announced that its World Tour will introduce equal prize money in the men’s and women’s fleets starting in the 2021 season.
American Magic’s hopes of challenging Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup were dealt a blow when their yacht “Patriot” capsized on Sunday but the U.S. team say they are confident of getting back on the water for the semi-finals later this month.
INEOS Team UK cruised to an 18-second win over Luna Rossa in tough conditions on Sunday to make it four victories from four starts in the opening weekend of the Challenger Series, which decides who face Team New Zealand (TNZ) in the America’s Cup.
INEOS Team UK continued their perfect start to the Challenger Series on Saturday with a dominant victory over American Magic in the first race of the second set of round-robin meetings.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang did not get an impartial hearing when he was banned for eight years for doping offences as one of the judges had tweeted anti-Chinese messages concerning animal rights, Switzerland’s highest court said on Friday.
After losing all of their races in the December regatta INEOS Team UK staged a remarkable turnaround on Friday to win their opening two races of the Challenger Series, which determines who meets Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup.
Athletes around the world have searched for ways and places to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the Tokyo Olympics but surfers Brisa Hennessy and Michel Bourez may have found two of the best.
Triple Olympic rowing gold medallist Kathleen Heddle, the quiet, stoic foil to flamboyant, gregarious pairs partner Marnie McBean, has died after a long battle with cancer, Rowing Canada said on Wednesday.
Kitted out more like fighter jet pilots than sailors, three crews from Britain, Italy and the United States begin a series of dog fights this week to claim the Prada Cup in New Zealand.
American Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as being among the Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to multiple reports.
INEOS Team UK skipper Ben Ainslie said defending America’s Cup champions Team New Zealand (TNZ) are head and shoulders above the competition but expects the three challengers to up their game in the challenger series as they look to bridge the gap.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has had his eight-year ban for doping violations referred back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after an appeal to a Swiss court, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a statement late on Wednesday.
The New Zealand government department in charge of next year’s America’s Cup has ended a long-running dispute with holders Team New Zealand (TNZ) following an investigation into financial impropriety.
Light winds played havoc with the final day of competitive sailing before the America’s Cup challenger series starts on Jan. 15, with only one of Sunday’s four scheduled races able to be started but abandoned after it exceeded the 45-minute limit.
Ben Ainslie’s Team INEOS UK produced a much better display in the America’s Cup World Series on Friday, shaking off two poor performances and a war of words with defenders Team New Zealand (TNZ) a day earlier.
Holders Team New Zealand (TNZ) have defended the reliability of the foiling cant system that is used by all of the America’s Cup teams after Britain’s Team INEOS UK blamed it for two sub-standard performances in the World Series events on Thursday.
INEOS Team UK skipper Ben Ainslie said testing has shown the second generation yacht has a “serious issue” in light winds, which could derail their chances of winning the America’s Cup.
Years of planning and design work for the four teams hoping to get their hands on this year’s America’s Cup will come to fruition on Thursday when the superfast AC75 foiling monohulls get to “race in anger” for the first time.
Surfing should be eligible for a cut of Olympic Games revenues distributed by the International Olympic Committee, after being picked for the 2024 Paris Olympics following their debut at the Tokyo Games next year.
America’s Cup holders Team New Zealand (TNZ) were hoping to get some much-needed match racing under their belts on Friday but were left to race alone after the three challenging syndicates withdrew from the official practice sessions.
Michael Phelps said the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic means it is unlikely any swimming world records will fall when the postponed Olympic Games are held in Tokyo next year.
America’s Cup veteran Jimmy Spithill will lead the United States SailGP Team when the high-speed “foiling” catamaran championship resumes in April after a pandemic pause.
Breakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and sports climbing won a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics when the International Olympic Committee ratified their inclusion on Monday, IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Ian Taylor has helped bring the America’s Cup to life for TV viewers since 1992 but he is slightly worried that the secret designs and sheer speed of the boats for next year’s regatta may have left his computer graphics company in the dark.
Tokyo Olympic hopeful Kaylee McKeown has confirmed her rich vein of form by claiming a 200 metres backstroke short course world record at the virtual Australian national championships in Brisbane.