Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Diving

Mitcham managing injuries for Olympics

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

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.

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

sss

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.