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    Water polo pioneer Bridgette Gusterson and synchronized swimmer Anastasia Davydova will both be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The ceremonies for those two, as well as 16 other inductees, will be held Aug. 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Gusterson made her first Australian National Team appearance in 1992, and 212 international matches later, she scored a total of 400 goals. Some of her highlights include a hat-trick she scored to lead Australia to the World Cup gold medal over the Netherlands in 1995. She also captained the Australia water polo team to the gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the first time women’s water polo appeared at an Olympic Games. In Sydney, she scored the winning goal in the host country’s semifinal win over Russia. In the gold medal game, she made the game-winning assist with just 1.3 seconds left to help Australia win the gold medal. She was also the first Australian woman to receive a contract to play in Europe, when she played for t

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    The 2016 Olympic gold medalist Pernille Blume dominated the first day of the Edinburgh International Swim Meet. The two-time Olympic medalist crushed the 50m freestyle in her post-Rio debut. The Danish swimmer touched at an impressive 24.68, securing the sixth fastest time of her own swimming career. Later in the day she swam even faster, touching with a winning time of 24.51, the fifth fastest time in the world this season. [More from Excelle Sports: Bridgette Gusterson, Anastasia Davydova to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame] The 22-year-old swam her best time of 24.07 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games this past summer, becoming the first Danish swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal since Karen Harup at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Blume was Denmark’s flag bearer at the closing ceremonies in Rio. The post Denmark’s Pernille Blume crushes Day 1 of Edinburgh International Swim Meet appeared first on Excelle Sports.

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    On Monday, The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced that France’s Laure Manaudou will be one of the 17 others honored into the ISHOF as the Class of 2017. Manaudou is the sixteenth member named to the class and will be recognized at the ceremonies on August 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale. At just the age of 16, Manaudou won a French national title in the 50m backstroke. A year later she went on to win golds in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 50m back and 100m back at the French Nationals and qualified for her first Olympic team. Manaudou won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the 400m freestyle, winning France’s first Olympic gold medal ever for women’s swimming. She also won a silver medal in the women’s 800m freestyle. Manaudou competed in the 2008 and the 2012 Olympic Games. [More from Excelle Sports: Bridgette Gusterson, Anastasia Davydova to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame] Manaudou is a three-time Olympic medalist, three-time World Champion, 18-time European

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    The Russian duo of Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko won the women’s duet technical synchronized swimming title on Sunday. Their win gives Russia its third gold medal of the world swimming championships, which started this weekend in Budapest. Patskevich and Kolesnichenko scored a 94.0775 to defeat runner-ups Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting of China by 0.974 points. Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Yakhno and Anna Voloshyna won the bronze medal. This marks Kolesnichenko’s 14th overall gold medal at the world championships, equaling Anastasia Davydova’s tally. Only compatriots Svetlana Romashina (22) and Natalia Ishchenko (20) have won more. [More from Excelle Sports: FINA proposes mixed-gender relays and new swim events for Tokyo 2020] Meanwhile, in other events at the world championships, France’s Aurelie Muller won the 10K open water swimming title. The defending world champion had a disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics last summer, where she was disqualified and stripped of her silver

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    Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui land in third place after their synchronized swimming duet free preliminary routine

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    Rikako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui took bronze medals in the synchronized swimming duet after completing their free routine

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    Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui land in third place after their synchronized swimming duet free preliminary routine

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    Rikako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui took bronze medals in the synchronized swimming duet after completing their free routine

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    Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui land in third place after their synchronized swimming duet free preliminary routine

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    Rikako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui took bronze medals in the synchronized swimming duet after completing their free routine

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