Articles by Loretta Race

Commonwealth Champion Wilby Double Downs BUCS Records On Day 2

Commonwealth Games gold medalist James Wilby took down 2 BUCS Record on night 2 in Sheffield.

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Peaty Puts Down World-Leading 26.74 50 Breast In BUCS Heats

While not a university student, Olympic and World champion Adam Peaty was still able to compete in the heats of the 2019 British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Long Course Championships today in Sheffield.

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Seto & Ohashi Put On 400 IM Show On Day 1 Of 2019 Konami Open

The 2019 Konami Open kicked off tonight, but without one of Japan’s main aquatic powerhouses, Rikako Ikee. Swimming in her honor, Ikee’s Japanese teammates threw down some stellar marks for this point in the season.

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Horton Takes 800 Free With Ease On Night 2 Of 2019 Vic Open

Although training through this meet, Mack Horton took the men’s 800m free gold and 200m free bronze on night 2 of the 2019 Vic Open in Australia.

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Derbyshire Doubles Up On Day 1 Of 2019 BUCS

Bath got on the board during day 1 of the 2019 BUCS LC Championships, courtesy of Tom Derbyshire’s double victories in the men’s 800m and 1500m freestyle events, as well as silvers for the team from Matthew Wright and William Ryley.

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Japan’s Bone Marrow Bank Inquiries Spike With Ikee Announcement

In response to the shocking news that Japanese swimming superstar and potential multiple Tokyo 2020 medal contender Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, Japan’s Marrow Donor Program says it has been inundated with donation inquiries.

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Hansen Breaks Into Breaststroke World Rankings To Start 2019 Vic Open

Short Course World Championships bronze medalist Jess Hansen got her 2019 off with a pleasing time in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:07.62 for the victory at the 2019 Vic Open.

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UK Sport Announces New Tiered Funding Strategy

After conducting an independent public consultation, as well as a series of sessions with key stakeholders, UK Sport has announced a new 3-tiered funding strategy.

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2019 Vic Open Doubles As Para Swimming World Series

Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.

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Japanese Swimmers Race For Ikee At This Weekend’s 2019 Konami Open

A ‘who’s who’ within the Japanese swimming ranks is set to descend upon the Tatsumi International Swimming Center this weekend to compete at the annual Konami Open. However, this year will have a different meaning, as the nation’s star female athlete, Rikako Ikee, will no longer be taking part, instead addressing her recently-disclosed illness of leukemia.

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Big Guns Prepare For BUCS Long Course Championships

Duncan Scott will try to work his magic alongside University of Stirling teammates and stop another Loughborough BUCS long course team title.

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Asian Games Champion Kim Seoyeong Selected For FINA Champions Series

One of South Korea’s most successful swimmers of all-time, Kim Seoyeong has announced she will also be participating in the inaugural FINA Champions Series.

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Ikee Thanks Swimming Community And Says “I Will Definitely Come Back”

After her shocking leukemia diagnosis announcement, 18-year-old Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee posted a follow-up message on social media thanking the swimming community for their kind words and reassurance.

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Pan Pacific Champion Rikako Ikee Diagnosed With Leukemia

Japanese superstar and Tokyo 2020 medal hope Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia

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Head Coach Hirai, JPN Swimmers Hagino & Koseki React To Ikee Diagnosis

The entire swimming community was shocked to learn that Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, just months after becoming the first-ever Asian Games MVP.

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