Dekker wins women's 50m butterfly world title
Dutchwoman Inge Dekker won the 50 metres butterfly title at the world swimming championships on Saturday.other Updated: Aug 01, 2011 23:30 IST
Dutchwoman Inge Dekker won the 50 metres butterfly title at the world swimming championships on Saturday.
Dekker clocked 25.71 seconds to claim gold ahead of world record holder Therese Alshammar of Sweden (25.76). Melanie Henique of France won bronze in 25.86.
US win men's relay world title
United States, boosted by Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, stormed to the 4x200 metres freestyle relay title at the world swimming championships on Friday. Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay, Richard Berens and Lochte blitzed home in seven minutes 2.67 seconds to win gold ahead of France who took silver in 7:04.81. China were third in 7:05.67.
Oz great Konrads to sell medals
Melbourne: Australia's greatest swimmer, triple Olympian, John Konrads, plans to sell his prized collection of medals and memorabilia at auction this month.
Now 69, Konrads helped Australia become the envy of every other sporting nation with his exploits in the pool during the 1950s and 1960s.
Hackett mourns Australia's loss
Sydney: Grant Hackett was more saddened for his country than himself after China's Sun Yang broke the 1,500 metres record the Australian swimming great had held for a decade at the world championships.
First Published: Aug 01, 2011 23:23 IST