Articles by Derek Parr



2 Anastasias Open Strong In Technicals

  • 19 August 08
  • Reuters
Russian world champions Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Yermakova led the way through the technical routine in their Olympic synchronized swimming duet title defense on Monday.

Hosts Break Record, Russians Disqualified

  • 20 March 08
  • Reuters
The Dutch hosts smashed the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay world record to provide a rousing start to the main pool action at the European Swimming Championships on Tuesday.

Popov Takes Easy Win in Heats

  • 05 April 02
  • Reuters
Alexander Popov made a brisk start in his bid to win a world short-course championship title when he comfortably won his heat in the 50-meters freestyle Thursday.

Popov Returns for Moscow Meet

  • 03 April 02
  • Reuters
Alexander Popov, defying the years, has returned to his native Russia for one more challenge as he takes on seasoned title-holder Mark Foster in the shortest freestyle sprint at the world short-course swimming championships this week.

Dead Heat Sees U.S. Get 2 Gold

  • 23 September 00
  • Reuters
Swimmer Alexander Popov missed out on the clance of a gold medal again in a race that yielded a rare dead heat victory for two American teammates.

Dutchman Spoils Popov’s Day

  • 21 September 00
  • Reuters
Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband stormed past Alexander Popov for the Olympic 100-meter freestyle gold.

Popov, Alshammar Race to 4 Golds

Popov Regains 100 Freestyle Crown

Blas? Popov Destroys Field In Qualifying

Popov Pumped for Europe Games

Russian Pool Sharks Seize Gold in Spain

Hase Crushes Smith's Hope for 5 Golds

Spartak, Ajax, Il Juve Hope to Stay Perfect

Russian Flies Past Oldest Record

Wasmeier Slaloms to Win as Tomba Bombs

Tomba Set to Explode Onto Olympic Stage