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Ledecky breaks another world record
American teenage swimmer improves on her own 1,500m freestyle mark to win fifth gold medal at Pan Pacific championship.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2014 10:29 GMT
Ledecky's world record, Phelps' gold
Katie Ledecky breaks 400m freestyle world record while Michael Phelps wins first race since London 2012.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2014 12:03 GMT
Ledecky starts off with two golds
Katie Ledecky leads the US team to a good start in the Pan Pacific swimming championship with 200m and 800m wins.
Last updated: 21 Aug 2014 14:34 GMT
Phelps' Olympic hopes given a boost
US swimmer makes national squad, 2015 world championships as his comeback bid gathers momentum.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2014 10:05 GMT
Contenders line up to replace Phelps
Plenty of challengers to the throne of the retired Olympic legend as swimming world championships begin this weekend.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2013 10:58 GMT
Rebecca Adlington retires at 23
British double gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington quits competitive sport to concentrate on grassroots coaching.
Last updated: 05 Feb 2013 12:26 GMT
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