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Singapore's Olympic gold-medallist Joseph Schooling set to begin national service
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Singapore's Olympic gold-medallist Joseph Schooling set to begin national service

Schooling caused a sensation at Rio 2016 when he beat Michael Phelps to win the 100m butterfly.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In the pool, US win six medals, Australia create world record, Tunisia earn surprise podium finish
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In the pool, US win six medals, Australia create world record, Tunisia earn surprise podium finish

Host Japan won a swimming gold, Tunisia claimed a surprising spot atop the medal podium, and the mighty Australian women set the first world record of the competition in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Naomi Osaka says Michelle Obama, Novak Djokovic, and few others reached out after she withdrew from French Open
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Naomi Osaka says Michelle Obama, Novak Djokovic, and few others reached out after she withdrew from French Open

On the topic of news conferences, Osaka said she thinks the “format itself is out of date and in great need of a refresh.”

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will see some of the biggest names in recent sporting history miss out, whether that's due to retirement or through injury.

Ryan Lochte's Olympic career likely over after 200m medley defeat at trials
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Ryan Lochte's Olympic career likely over after 200m medley defeat at trials

"I still want to race," Lochte said. "As far as another Olympic trials, I don't know about that. I'll be 40. That would be pushing it."

Ryan Lochte finishes seventh in 200m individual medley, Tokyo Olympics 2020 dream ends
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Ryan Lochte finishes seventh in 200m individual medley, Tokyo Olympics 2020 dream ends

After embarrassing himself five years ago in Rio de Janeiro, Lochte's bid for a fifth Olympics ended with a laboured, seventh-place finish in the 200 IM at the US swimming trials Friday night.

Katie Ledecky wins her shortest, longest races at US Olympic swimming trials
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Katie Ledecky wins her shortest, longest races at US Olympic swimming trials

In the 1500m event, Ledecky's winning time was 15 minutes, 40.50 seconds, well off her 2018 world record (15:20.48) but fastest in the world this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US swimmer Chase Kalisz qualifies for Games, thanks Michael Phelps for support
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US swimmer Chase Kalisz qualifies for Games, thanks Michael Phelps for support

Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter individual medley Sunday.

L'affaire Naomi Osaka puts spotlight on uneasy relationship between athletes and success
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L'affaire Naomi Osaka puts spotlight on uneasy relationship between athletes and success

What does success do to a mind that has been hardwired for years—even decades—to move on from defeats and zealously chase victory? And what can be done to prevent other athletes—particularly the younger ones—from falling in the same trap?

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After humbling Phelps, Singapore's Joseph Schooling aims for another splash
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: After humbling Phelps, Singapore's Joseph Schooling aims for another splash

Schooling, the Southeast Asian city-state's first Olympic champion, said the year's pandemic delay had given him extra time to prepare after a disappointing World Championships in 2019.

The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory
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The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory

In this edition of The Heist, we look at instances from the Olympics that make you believe in miracles:

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caeleb Dressel won't top Michael Phelps' 23 golds, Eliud Kipchoge will dominate marathon, says Olympic historian Bill Mallon
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caeleb Dressel won't top Michael Phelps' 23 golds, Eliud Kipchoge will dominate marathon, says Olympic historian Bill Mallon

In gymnastics, Mallon is hardly going out on a limb in predicting that American Simone Biles, a four-time winner at Rio Olympics, will reign supreme again, provided she avoids injury

'I ask for no favours but fair play,' writes Nikhat Zareen in letter to sports minister demanding trial against Mary Kom
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'I ask for no favours but fair play,' writes Nikhat Zareen in letter to sports minister demanding trial against Mary Kom

In her letter, which Zareen also posted on her Twitter account, Zareen says that she asks for no favours but 'fair play' and an equal opportunity to qualify for the Olympics

FINA World Championships 2019: American sensation Caeleb Dressel counts flaws despite hat-trick of titles in one night
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FINA World Championships 2019: American sensation Caeleb Dressel counts flaws despite hat-trick of titles in one night

Everything he touches turns to gold, but American swim sensation Caeleb Dressel beat himself up over a less-than-perfect start Saturday after completing a stunning hat-trick of world titles.

World Aquatics Championships: American Caeleb Dressel obliterates Michael Phelps' record to top men's 100 metres semi-final
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World Aquatics Championships: American Caeleb Dressel obliterates Michael Phelps' record to top men's 100 metres semi-final

Caeleb Dressel turned over half a second inside world record pace before driving home to clock 49.50 seconds in Gwangju, 0.32 quicker than American legend Phelps

FINA World Championships 2019: Michael Phelps acknowledges new world record holder Hungarian Kristof Milak as 'incredible'
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FINA World Championships 2019: Michael Phelps acknowledges new world record holder Hungarian Kristof Milak as 'incredible'

Hungarian 19-year old Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps' world record in 200 metres butterfly

World Aquatics Championships: Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps' 200m record; veteran Federica Pellegrini stuns Katie Ledecky
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World Aquatics Championships: Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps' 200m record; veteran Federica Pellegrini stuns Katie Ledecky

Milak touched in 1 minute, 50.73 seconds on Wednesday to lower the mark of 1:51.51 that Phelps set at the 2009 worlds in Rome during the height of the high-tech suit era

FINA World Championships 2019: USA's Caeleb Dressel clock's year's fastest time in 100 metres freestyle
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FINA World Championships 2019: USA's Caeleb Dressel clock's year's fastest time in 100 metres freestyle

USA's Caeleb Dressel has already won two gold medals in the 4x100m relay and the 50m butterfly and looks on course to add to his medal haul in Gwangju

More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society
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More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society

Recent trends in society about speaking out about mental health struggles have resulted in changing attitudes and more support, resulting in help for athletes.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories

The successful culmination of the programme to test-prove India’s anti-satellite weapon capability — Mission Shakti — was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.