Sunday's Swim Report - Can Hackett Hack A Comeback & Other Swim Bits
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "Australia swim star Grant Hackett returns to training, dismisses Rio. Seven-time Olympic medalist Grant Hackett is the latest retired Australian swim star to return to training, but said he is not thinking about the Rio Olympics despite registering for drug testing."
Lane 2 - NBC Sports posts "Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming Athlete of the Year; who are World Swimmers of the Year? Katie Ledecky swept USA Swimming’s Athlete of the Year and Performance of the Year awards thanks to her record-breaking efforts for the second straight year."
Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Tyler Clary hopes to go from Olympic gold medal swimmer to NASCAR driver. Head-to-head, there’s very few Sprint Cup drivers that can beat Jimmie Johnson. But Tyler Clary can kick Johnson’s butt any time he wants to. In a swimming pool, that is."
Lane 4 - Fox Sports posts "Asian Games: Sun Yang, Park Tae-hwan upstaged in 200 free. apan's Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming's biggest rivalries Sunday, winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China's Olympic champion Sun Yang and South Korean star Park Tae-hwan."
Lane 5 - The Score posts "Caffeine, chaos and effortless power: The science behind Chris Bryan’s swimming success. CHRIS BRYAN IS Ireland’s representative in a growing world class field of endurance swimmers. Though he missed out on Olympic qualification by the narrowest of margins, Bryan has bounced back to be a regular contender in the biggest meets around Europe and, over the Marathon 10km distance at last year’s World Championships, Bryan touched for home just 21.6 seconds after Spyridon Gianniotis claimed gold."
Lane 6 - BBC News posts (w/video) "David Walliams joins SwimBritain relay. A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport."