Tag: swimming

Italy Pips US Men to Relay Gold in Swimming Worlds Finale

BUDAPEST, Hungary—Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4×100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record 45th medal of the week by winning their 4×100 medley final on Saturday. Regan…


Sjostrom Dominates Again to Take 50m Butterfly Gold, Proud Wins 50m Freestyle

BUDAPEST—Swede Sarah Sjostrom continued her domination of the women’s 50m butterfly when she claimed gold at the swimming world championships on Friday, while Britain’s Benjamin Proud took the win in the men’s 50m freestyle with a flawless performance. It was Sjostrom’s fourth straight win in the event at the world championships and 18th individual medal…


Ledecky Stretches 22-medal Record at Worlds With 800 Title

BUDAPEST, Hungary—Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win on Friday. Ledecky clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic Games. “I think back to London,” Ledecky said of her first…


New Trans Swimming Rule Tells Parents to Transition Boys Early

Commentary Many conservatives have hailed the decision by the world swimming governing body, FINA, to restrict the participation of transgender women in female sports. Under the new rule, a swimmer cannot simply switch from male to female over the course of a year, as occurred recently with college trans swimmer Lia Thomas. But FINA did…


Double Gold Joy for Canadian Women, Popovici, Marchand Win Again

BUDAPEST—Canadian women celebrated double gold at the swimming world championships on Wednesday with 15-year-old Summer McIntosh claiming the 200m butterfly and Kylie Masse clinching the 50m backstroke. Romania’s David Popovici continued his impressive championships, winning the 100m freestyle to add to his 200m gold while France’s Leon Marchand clinched the medley double with victory in…


Biden Administration Could Lift Some China Tariffs; FINA Restricts Transgender Swimmers | NTD News Today

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says some China tariffs from the Trump era serve no strategic purpose. Does it signal the end of some of them, amid record high inflation? International Swimming Federation FINA ruling to restrict transgender athletes competing in elite Women’s events. Find out how female athletes are reacting. Apple store workers in…


Swimming Body Correct to Exclude Transgender People From Women’s Competitions: UK Sports Secretary

The UK’s sports secretary on Monday applauded the global swimming governing body’s decision to ban transgender swimmers who have gone through male puberty from women’s competitions. Nadine Dorries also said she will “encourage other sports” to do the same and suggested creating a separate category for transgender athletes. The International Swimming Federation (FINA) on Sunday said…


Huske, Dressel, Walsh Win More US Golds at Swimming Worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary—Four finals, three golds. Torri Huske, Caeleb Dressel, and Alex Walsh all won for the United States on the second day of racing at the world swimming championships on Sunday. Only Nicolò Martinenghi prevented an American clean sweep as the 22-year-old claimed Italy’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s 100 breaststroke. “My first medal,…


Swimming Governing Body to Restrict Transgender Athletes From Competing in Women’s Sports

The governing body for international swimming approved new policies for transgender swimmers that will go into effect starting Monday. In a notice (pdf) on Sunday, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) said it will only allow biological male swimmers who have reached puberty before the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. About 71.5 percent of FINA…


Swimming’s Governing Body to Restrict Transgender Athletes From Competing in Women’s Sports

The governing body for international swimming approved new policies for transgender swimmers that will go into effect starting on June 20. In a notice (pdf) on June 19, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) said it will only allow biological male swimmers who have reached puberty before the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. About 72…