Chinese Nationals: Sun Yang’s 1500 Shows Endurance Is Suffering

The 400 IMers powered through day eight of the Chinese National Championships, but Sun Yang didn’t display the same level of endurance in his 1500 freestyle.


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Lu Ying Leads Field at Chinese Nationals With 9th Fastest 50 Fly In the World This Year

The seventh day of the Chinese National Championships featured the women’s 50 butterfly, 200 backstroke, and 800 freestyle, while the…

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Xu Jiayu and Shi Jinglin post top-5 world times on day 6 of Chinese Trials

Day 6 of Chinese Nationals was highlighted by a pair of 200 strokers who put up times ranked in the top 5 in the world.

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Four swimmers to watch at this week’s Korean National Trials

15-year-old Easop Lee will go after the Korean national record in the 400 free in what should be a thrilling showdown with current record-holder Cho Hyoun-joo, herself only 15 as well.

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Ning Zetao posts world’s #3 time in 100 free on day 5 of Chinese Nationals

Day 5 of the Chinese National Championships was all about the sprinters, with Ning Zetao putting up a 48.36 to win the 100 free.

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Australian swim coach Brian King falsified portions of resume, per Daily Telegraph

Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that well-known swim coach Brian King fabricated large portions of his coaching resume.

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Hagino, Watanabe set new world #1 times to end Japanese Nationals

The final day of Japan’s National Championships saw IMer Kosuke Hagino and breaststroker Kanako Watanabe set new world-leading times.

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Sun Yang Wins 3rd Event, Posts Another World Leader on Day 4 in Baoji

Chinese star Sun Yang has won his 3rd event of the meet so far at the 2015 Chinese Spring Nationals in…

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Sun Yang Submits World Leader in 200 Free on Day 3 at Chinese Nationals

After swimming a 3rd-ranked 400 free earlier in the meet, Chinese star Sun Yang lept to the top of the world’s…

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Japanese Men Swim World’s Four Fastest Times in 200 Breast on Saturday in Tokyo

2015 JAPANESE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Course Meters April 7-12th, 2015 (Tuesday-Sunday) Tatsumi International Pool, Tokyo Live results (in English) Full…

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Seto & Hagino Tear Up World Rankings On Day 4 of 2015 Japanese Trials

Japan’s Daiya Seto clocked the globe’s first sub-1:55 200m butterfly so far this year – 1:54.63 for the #1 time in the world rankings.

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Li Xiang Breaks Chinese Record in 100 Breaststroke on Day 2 in Baoji

A pair of National Records were broken on Day 2 of the 2015 Chinese National Championships on Friday in Baoji,…

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Koga Rocks 50 Backstroke Win; Middle Schooler Makes Worlds at Japanese Nationals

Junya Koga now sits as the third-fastest 50m backstroker in the world after his performance at Japanese Nationals.

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FINA Launches Scholarship Training Program in Phuket, Thailand with 38 Swimmers

FINA has launched a new scholarship program in Phuket, Thailand for 38 athletes of 19 countries with an eye on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Sun Yang Swims 3rd-Ranked 400 Free to Open Chinese Nationals

Sun Yang was impressive in winning the men’s 400 free to open the 2015 Chinese Spring Nationals, though the rest of the men’s middle-distance group was underwhelming in their results.

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Irie Becomes World Leader in 100 Back; Olympic Medalist Suzuki Misses Final in 100 Breast

Satomi Suzuki, who won a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, has failed to even final in Tokyo on day 2 of the Japanese National Championships.

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Kanako Watanabe Barely Slower than Japanese Record on Day 1 of 2015 National Championships

2015 Japanese National Championships Long Course Meters April 7-12th, 2015 (Tuesday-Sunday) Tatsumi International Pool, Tokyo Live results (in English) Full…

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