The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women – the burkini – is creating a business boost for its inventor.
Katie Ledecky of the United States destroyed the field in the 800-metres freestyle in Rio, saying afterwards: “I had a lot of fun.”
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - It was gold medal number 22 for US swimming legend Michael Phelps on Thursday in Rio.
On Day 5 of the Rio Olympics, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte won the 200 metres butterfly, making her the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal. Australian Madeline Groves took silver and Japan’s world champion Natsumi Hoshi won bronze.
Michael Phelps has won his 20th Olympic gold medal in the 200 metres butterfly on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics. Japan’s Masato Sakai took silver with Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi winning bronze.
Australia has proved once again that it’s a force to be reckoned with in the pool. Not satisfied with merely retaining the title, the women’s 4×100 metres relay team broke the world record to win gold in Rio.