2019 World Aquatics Championship - updates

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Dressel treble after nightclub deaths rock world swim championships

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM

American superstar Caeleb Dressel looks untouchable, but controversies continue to hit the world meet

RECORD-SMASHER. After shattering Michael Phelps’ decade-long record, Caeleb Dressel becomes the first swimmer to capture at least 6 gold medals at two world championships. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

'I'm just protecting athletes,' insists China swim star Sun

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Amid the heated podium protests due to doping suspicions, Sun Yang says he has 'nothing to prove' and doesn't deserve the insults from fellow swimmers

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Dressel smashes Phelps' 100m butterfly world record

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Another Michael Phelps world record goes down this week as American Caeleb Dressel pulls off an incredible semifinal swim

SMASHING. USA's Caeleb Dressel is on track of at least matching his personal record medal haul in the world championships. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

FINA threatens bans as swimming image hurt by Sun protests

Jul 26, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Swimmers may be stripped of their medals or face a ban if Sun Yang podium protests continue

SWIMMING ROW. Silver medalist Mack Horton of Australia (left) refuses to stand on the podium with gold winner and Chinese star Sun Yang (center) and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Phelps hails 'incredible' Milak after losing world record

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Hungarian teen Kristof Milak shatters American legend Michael Phelps' long-standing 200m butterfly record

TEEN TITAN. Nineteen-year-old Kristof Milak celebrates his record-breaking romp in the world championships. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Sun, Scott warned by FINA over world swim medal clash

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'You're a loser, I win!' Chinese swimming star Sun Yang rages at British rival Duncan Scott after another salty medal snub

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Duncan Scott (right) walks out during the podium ceremony in protest of gold medallist Sun Yang (center), the Chinese star competing under doping suspicions. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP