Brendan Hansen

Persistence pays off for Sprenger with unexpected silver

Michael Cowley Every day Christian Sprenger gives thanks that he decided against giving away swimming. On Sunday night, his persistence was rewarded with an Olympic silver medal when the stars aligned in the 100m...

Swimming

Star's sudden death a mystery

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 25:  (FILE PHOTO) Alexander Dale Oen of Norway points towards his name on his cap after he won the Men's 100m Breaststroke final during Day Ten of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 25, 2011 in Shanghai, China. World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen has died, aged 26, after suffering a cardiac arrest while training in Flagstaff, Arizona.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos Alexander Dale Oen was found dead during a training camp in Arizona earlier this week.

Hansen crashes out at US swim trials

Rebecca Bryan Brendan Hansen's chance of regaining his 200m breaststroke world record from Kosuke Kitajima in Beijing died with his shock defeat at the US Olympic trials.

Australian women shine in Santa Clara

Australia's Cate Campbell set a US Open record of 53.30sec in winning the women's 100m freestyle at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swimming meet.