SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- For one week, the Americans ruled the Olympic pool. For the second week, the balance of power shifted.
No one can touch the Chinese divers, who overwhelmed the United States and everyone else with power, elegance, consistency and depth.
Oct. 1: Full story
By MATTHEW FISHER -- Sun's Columnist at Large
SYDNEY -- The United States won the week-long war against Australia in the Olympic pool.
But the Aussies closed out the meet yesterday by taking a double victory in the race that matters most in this swimming-mad nation.
Sept. 24: Full story
By MATTHEW FISHER -- Sun Media
SYDNEY -- A self-described "small-town prairie dog" from Moose Jaw almost beat "the big dogs" yesterday in the 100-metre butterfly yesterday.
Michael Mintenko swam much faster than he ever had before and missed bringing home what would have been a surprise medal by one-third of a second.
Sept. 23: Full story
SYDNEY (AP) -- Gary Hall Jr. anchored the United States to a world-record victory in the 4x100-metre medley relay Saturday after the American women set a world relay mark on the final day of Olympic swimming.
The team of Lenny Krayzelburg, Ed Moses, Ian Crocker and Hall won in three minutes 33.73 seconds, lowering the mark of 3:34.84 set by Americans at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Sept. 23: Full story and results
Sept. 22: De Bruijn sets another world record