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Lane 1 - Stuff posts "NZ swimming star Lauren Boyle 'honoured' to follow in Katie Ledecky's wake. Lauren Boyle has her head round the fact that silver is almost certainly the best she can hope for in Rio."
Lane 2 - Bright House Network posts "Olympic gold medalists, NFL star surprise Invictus athletes. Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, a five-time gold medalist; U.S. balance beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson; and Max Starks, an Orlando Lake Highland Prep and University of Florida alumnus, met with athletes as Invictus Celebrity Ambassadors for more than a hour, shaking hands to beaming competitors, answering questions and passing down some of their knowledge as world-class athletes."
Lane 3 - TMZ posts "DIANA NYAD RIO IS UNSAFE Olympians In Serious Danger."
Lane 4 - InStyle posts "Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer Lives for Bubble Baths — and We Can Relate."
Ibrahim Al Hussein, a Syrian refugee-athlete, has carried the Olympic torch through the Eleonas Open Reception Centre in Athens as part of the Rio 2016 Torch Relay. “It is an honour,” he said. “Imagine achieving one of your biggest dreams. Imagine that your dream of more than 20 years is becoming a reality.”
Lane 1 - OK! posts "Harry Needs begs Rebecca Adlington to give marriage another chance. Olympic swimmer ended her marriage last month."
Lane 2 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Australian Swimming Championships: Cameron McEvoy sets the pace but James Magnussen, Kyle Chalmers must lift in 100m free final. Cameron McEvoy shapes as the clear man to beat in the marquee men's sprint at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide but the challengers have arrived for the second 100m freestyle spot, starting with rejuvenated veteran Matt Abood."
Lane 3 - iOL posts "One shot to make a splash. South African swimmers will get only one shot at qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games and that’s at the SA Swimming Championships and Olympic trials, starting today at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban. Chad Le Clos will be the main attraction at the national championships-cum-Olympic trials in Durban this week as he attempts to cement his place in the team for the Rio Games."
Lane 4 - The Courier Mail posts "Ian Thorpe backs Grant Hackett to make Rio Olympics after Hackett makes 400m final at Aust. trials."
Lane 5 - The Japan Times posts "Kitajima makes retirement official, ending illustrious career. For more than a decade, Kosuke Kitajima competed at the highest levels of the swimming world. Now that he’s jumped in the pool for the last time, the battles he had against the world’s other top swimmers is something the Japanese superstar says he will genuinely miss."
Lane 6 - AZ Central posts "Olympian Franklin promotes swim lessons in Arizona."
Lane 7 - TrueSport posts "Elizabeth Beisel Plays This or That."
Lane 8 - CBC posts "Swimming 101: The story behind what you see at an Olympic pool."