SWIMMING

“Grateful” Olympic champion Pernille Blume announces swimming retirement

Olympic champion Pernille Blume says swimming will “always hold a special place” in her heart after announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. The Dane made ...

Ruta Meilutyte sets stunning new European 50m breaststroke record

Ruta Meilutyte won the 50m breaststroke, in a new European record time, on the final night of the Fina Swimming World Cup in Berlin. The Lithuanian won her first World ...

Wellbrock, Meilutyte and Gastaldello star on day two of Fina World Cup

Olympic champion Florian Wellbrock, European gold medallist Ruta Meilutyte and short-course specialist Beryl Gastaldello claimed impressive wins on day two of the Fina Swimming World Cup in Berlin. A ...

Cusinato survives ‘suit scare’ and Schouten claims Dutch record at Swim World Cup

Victories for Thomas Ceccon, Katarzyna Wasick, Ilaria Cusinato and Beryl Gastaldello as well as a new national record for Tes Schouten of the Netherlands were among the major European highlights ...

Ceccon, Meilutyte, Barthel and other European stars set for Berlin World Cup

A host of Europe’s best swimmers (21-23 Oct) and divers (20-23 Oct) will unite in Germany for their respective FINA World Cup events in Berlin this week. World record holder ...

Wrist injury forces Alys Thomas’ swimming retirement

European medallists Alys Thomas has been forced to end her competitive swimming career age the age of 31 due to an ongoing wrist injury. Despite making her international debut at ...