Seven Championships Records bettered in swimming’s opening day The swimming competition has got under way at the European Championships in Berlin. The first day saw seven Championship Records falling and Velimir Stjepanovic (SRB) clinching the first swimming gold medal in the men’s 400m free, then Katinka Hosszu (HUN) defended her title in the 400m IM. [...]
Venjingin á Tvøroyri byrjar aftur onsdagin 20 august og verður soleiðis.
2. lið venur kl. 15:30
3. lið venur kl. 17:00
Plaskiliðið venur kl.18:00
Venjingin í Vági byrjar aftur týsdagin 19 august.
2. og 3. lið venja sum vanligt týsdag og tórsdag kl. 14:30 og leygardmorgun kl. 09:00 ( Frí sunnudag)
1. lið møtir kl. 15:15 í morgin 19 august og øll hava renniklæðir við (regn ella sól) og klæðir til fimleikarhøllina við.
Plaskiliðið byrjar aftur 26 august kl. 18:00
Í dag hava SuSvim og “Torgið” í Vági endurnýggja stuðilsavtaluna, sum Torgið og SuSvim hava havt tey seinastu árini, og tað eru vit í SuSvim sera takksom fyri.
Golden day for Reymond, Grimaldi, Romashina and Ukraine The final day of the open water and synchronised swimming events brought some fantastic performances of different types. While Axel Reymond (FRA) and Martina Grimaldi (ITA) were crowned the respective king and queen of endurance, Svetlana Romashina thrilled the spectators again with her magical routine in the [...]
So Saturday I visited the competition venue for the first time, and then attended the team leader’s meeting as representative of the Faroe Islands.
With their friendly faces and playful natures, it may seem that wild dolphins are always friendly. But a bottlenose dolphin has been reported to have deliberately pushed a man underwater while he was swimming in the sea off County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland. The animal is said to have ‘lashed out’ at the [...]
Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed the first of seven swims in the Seven Seas to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world. The Devon-based swimmer will be the first to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas: the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black Sea, Red Sea, Arabian [...]
The Dutch made it three, the Russians earned the first two The Dutch swimmers proved they were the ruling nation of the open water events at this year’s European Championships in Berlin by winning the team competition. The Russians also started to collect their gold medals in synchro: they got the respective titles in duet [...]
So I went to town, needing a thing or two for my camera. Jumped off the tram at Alexander Platz and walked to Potsdamer Platz via the Reichstag, and then back partly along the traces of the former Wall to the hotel at Landsberger Allé. It was a long walk.
The tourist was splashing around off the coast of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen when the deadly beast gave chase. Heart-stopping footage shows the man frantically trying to reach the shore as the predator moves in. [...] Manuel Carrera captured the astonishing incident on camera and uploaded it to Facebook. See for instance NY Daily News
SuSvim og Vágs Litbúð hava gjørt sínamillum avtalu sum inniber at Vágs Litbúð nú er ein av okkara stuðlum, og eru vit sera takksom fyri hendan stuðilin
Ukraine nearing first ever synchro gold The only calmer day of the European Championships with no medals awarded, still,beautiful synchro events were held in the famous Schwimm- und Sprunghalle in Berlin. With a rest day held at the open water events, the eyes turned to the synchro competitions where some magnificent performances entertained the crowd [...]
The most decorated Olympian of all time reflects on his winless run since coming out of retirement in April. Michael Phelps says his lacklustre performance at the US national championships served as a good learning experience. ‘I am doing it for myself, and I am going to have to work because I want to,’ he [...]
A shark sighting was confirmed in the water off Manhattan Beach pier on Thursday, about a month after a man swimming in the same area was left injured when a shark bit him. [...] A Baywatch Redondo personal watercraft investigated and confirmed the sighting to be a juvenile white shark that was 7 feet long, [...]
Smiley Hannah Miley has had a lot of success in her 25 years. Her most recent was at last month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she won a gold medal in the 400m individual medley and a bronze in the 200m individual medley. But her achievements come at a price as she explained yesterday. Her medals, she said, make [...]
The Netherlands made it two: just as in the women’s 10km event, a Dutch triumphed in the men’s classic distance, Ferry Weertman won a magnificent race. The women’s 5km time trial brought the first gold medal for the hosts, Isabelle Harle won by a huge margin. In synchro, Russia is on the verge to collect [...]
So with no real official task for today, I went back to Grünau to watch the open water races. It was a nice day, with good competition especially in the men’s 10K, and decent weather. Our president Hestoy was in charge of the women’s 5K, so I got to see that too. Tomorrow there is [...]
During our Winter in July 2014 event Reba, an Asian elephant, received a double firehose shower from the Phoenix Fire Department! Elephants have very thick skin, and the high-pressure water streams from each hose is like a massage for Reba. All of the elephants at the Zoo receive daily showers from their keepers as part [...]
Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) and Daniel Fogg (GBR) earned the first titles on offer in open water swimming on the opening day of the 32nd European Championships in Berlin. Sharon van Rouweendal of the Netherlands was crowned the first European champion of the 2014 edition in Berlin. It happened at the open water events at [...]
The open water swimmer Natalie Charlos (POL) is currently in good condition after she had to be taken to hospital after the women’s 10km race on Wednesday afternoon. She remains under observation in a local hospital for precaution according to the medical protocols. The Organising Committee has assured LEN that all assistance and safety services [...]