Ky Hurst

Ky Hurst, Gorman named in Olympic team

Ironman champion Ky Hurst and long-distance swimmer Melissa Gorman have been named as the 2008 Olympic open water swimming team.

Hackett disappointed by weight slurs

Grant Hackett has expressed disappointment at speculation about his physical condition just three months out from the Beijing Games.

Hackett in great shape, says Hurst

Tom Wald Beijing-bound Ky Hurst hasn't accused the camera of lying in the unflattering photos of Grant Hackett - but says they didn't tell the full story either.

Hackett misses Olympic spot in 10km race

Tom Wald Grant Hackett has been sensationally disqualified from the 10km Olympic qualifying event after being chewed up and spat out in a "vicious" race in Seville.

Gorman qualifies for Olympic Games

Queensland's Melissa Gorman qualified for the Olympic Games with a 25th place finish in the FINA World 10km Open Water Championships in Seville, Spain.

10km win as important as 1500m: Hackett

Tom Wald Swimmer Grant Hackett's says winning the 10km event is equally important as the Olympic 1500m freestyle crown.

Hackett on track for double gold

By Tom Wald Grant Hackett's dream of collecting double gold at the Beijing Olympics is steadily becoming a reality following his barnstorming performance in the 10km.

Support me Kieren, says Hackett

By Tom Wald Grant Hackett has told former rival Kieren Perkins to back him and not question his massive workload in the lead up to next year's Beijing Olympics.

Stevo predicts rough open water tactics

By Tom Wald Craig Stevens has predicted seasoned open water campaigners to employ rough-house tactics on pool swimmers such as himself and Grant Hackett on Saturday.