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Swimming: Michael Jamieson interview

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Michael Jamieson’s 200m breaststroke silver was the high point of British Swimming’s London Games. Now he wants to go one better at this week’s World Aquatics Championships…

Keri-Anne Payne talks to Sport

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We caught up with the long distance swimmer

Keri-Anne Payne talks us through her Olympic experience, her cookery skills and her guilty TV pleasure...


Paralympics: Ellie Simmonds

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Strokes of genius

Sport sits down with Ellie Simmonds, the precocious 17-year-old swimmer looking to defend double Olympic gold in the Aquatics Centre

London 2012: the week ahead - Sunday

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Swimming: Women's 400m Freestyle Final

Aquatics Centre, 8.15pm

Fran Halsall interview

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The only British swimmer to qualify for three individual disciplines at London 2012 is known for her non-stop chatter. But, chasing five medals, Fran Halsall could soon be famous for what she does when her mouth closes

Michael Phelps: end Games

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Michael Phelps has won more Olympic golds than any athlete in history, but London 2012 may represent his final appearance on swimming’s biggest stage. Ahead of the US Olympic trials, he spoke exclusively to Sport...

Focus 2012: Jenna Randall

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At Beijing in 2008, alongside partner Olivia Allison in the duet, Jenna Randall was part of the first GB synchro team to compete at an Olympic Games since Barcelona in 1992

Focus 2012: Synchronised Swimming

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In most sports, a ‘split position’ would result in injury. For synchronised swimmers, though, it’s merely routine

Focus 2012: Keri-Anne Payne

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The South African-born swimmer started her career in the pool but was convinced to enter the open water by her coach. Before she knew it, she had an Olympic silver medal in hand…

After leading the field for much of the race in the 10km open water swim at the Beijing Games, Keri-Anne Payne was just pipped to the finish by Russian swimmer Larisa Ilchenko, who’d been unbeaten since 2004.

Focus 2012: open water swimming

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It’s a gruelling test of endurance, and the only Olympic event with the threat of swan attacks this summer…

The venue
Britain’s open water world champion, Keri-Anne Payne, has contended with jellyfish and floating carcasses of dead animals in some of her least favourite 10km open water swimming venues around the world. So the chill of Hyde Park’s Serpentine holds no fear.

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