One skipper in today’s America’s Cup World Series events will find himself at something of a disadvantage compared to his competitors, though it’s safe to say Ben Ainslie will take the trade off.
Ainslie is coming fresh off winning a gold medal in the men’s finn sailing event at the London Olympics and will be facing a new challenge today as he moves from the biggest stage in sports to sailing’s toughest competition. Read More
San Francisco’s Shannon Rowbury easily moved into the semifinals of the 1,500-meter race on Monday at the London Olympics after she turned in a solid time of 4 minutes, 06.03 seconds.Rowbury, who was the highest-qualifying American, finished seventh in her heat, but her time would have been fast enough to win either of the other two qualifying heats. Ethiopia’s Abeba Aregawi was the top qualifier at 4:04.55. Read More
LONDON — Former Cal swimmer Nathan Adrian claimed the title of the world’s fastest man on water when he won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal by a fingernail at the London Olympics on Wednesday.
American teenager Missy Franklin then captured her second gold medal of the games on a dramatic night of swimming that saw two world records broken at the Aquatic Centre. Read More