Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Cate Campbell, relay fire as girls close out golden Pan Pacs

Phil Lutton Cate Campbell has taken a giant step towards the elusive 50m freestyle world record, equalling the fastest non-supersuit time as she raced to gold on the final night of the Pan Pacs Championships on...

Melanie Schlanger typifies Olympic reaction to Sharks bans

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Phil Lutton Melanie Schlanger says punishments handed down had seemingly made it clear that there was one rule for athletes competing in cashed-up sports like league and one rule for everybody else.

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Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs swimming

Injury blow: Missy Franklin.

Phil Lutton American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.

Michael Phelps says retiring was the easy part, returning to the water has been hard

Michael Phelps.

Phil Lutton On the final night of competition in the London Olympic pool, the incomparable Michael Phelps was taking his victory lap, waving his giant hands to the crowd and bathing in the deserved adulation as...

Schlanger swim at Pan Pacs raises more questions

Melanie Schlanger.

Phil Lutton Melanie Schlanger has raised further questions over the controversial decision to leave her out of the 4 x 200m relay in Glasgow with a commanding swim at the Pan Pacs to secure a spot in Thursday...

Michael Phelps returns in golden touch after emphatic Pan Pacs victory

Michael Phelps holds up his men's 100m butterfly gold medal.

Phil Lutton There are attempted comebacks in swimming, where the old magic that used to rocket champions through the water has gone for good.

Relays reloaded: Australians unseat Americans at Pan Pacs

Swimmers

Phil Lutton Australia's mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, that famously misfired in London, has rebounded to form with a stirring victory over the United States at the Pan Pacs championships on the Gold Coast.

World at Katie Ledecky's feet as new US superstar emerges

 Ledecky celebrates after the 400-metre freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

Phil Lutton It didn't take long for Katie Ledecky to outgrow the 25-yard indoor pool at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, Maryland. It was never a fair contest, really.

Superstar Fiorente could target Doomben Cup

Phil Lutton Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup winner, superstar galloper Fiorente, remains in Doomben Cup calculations as connections plan their path to an assault on Royal Ascot in England.

Williams reignites passion

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton Serena Williams produces a ruthless first-round display to kick off her Australian Open campaign.

Monk reinforces 'toxic' claims

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Phil Lutton OLYMPIAN Kenrick Monk says he's not surprised the team atmosphere at the London Games was labelled ''toxic'' and has lifted the lid on a litany of blunders leading into Australia's worst effort in...

Swimming

Things can only get better

Jarrod Poort

Stathi Paxinos and Phil Lutton Integrity panel to be announced on Thursday to investigate incidents in swimming reports.

Swimming

Elite squad 'not pampered brats'

magnussen best

Phil Lutton JAMES MAGNUSSEN'S coach, Brant Best, has defended the nation's swimmers, saying they weren't lacking in heart and some were simply guilty of trying too hard at the London Games.

The greatest show on turf

Black Caviar

Phil Lutton She's the long-legged diva with a secure compound, an adoring public and more hype than Muhammad Ali.

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Diving

Mitcham managing injuries for Olympics

Matthew Mitcham

Phil Lutton It's amazing what the small matter of an Olympic gold medal can do for the confidence.