Articles by Loretta Race

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


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.


Tokyo 2020 Aquatics Center Construction Still On Schedule

With the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan just under 530 days away, organizers reiterate that the construction of the brand new, key athletic venues continues to be on track.

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Olympic Champion Mireia Belmonte Is Back With Gwangju In Sight

Olympic champion Mireia Belmonte of Spain had a rather quiet 2018 in the pool, but is back with a fresh mind and spirit.

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Koseki & Watanabe Fight To The Wire In 2:08 2Breast Showdown

World Record holder Ippei Watanabe and Pan Pacific Championshps gold medalist Yasihiro Koseki were neck-and-neck in a battle at the Kirara Cup this weekend.

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Rika Omoto Becomes 4th Fastest Japanese 100 Freestyler All-Time

This weekend at the Kirara Cup, 21-year-old Rika Omoto took her 100m free to an entirely new level, busting out a new personal best of 54.26 to become the 4th fastest Japanese female performer ever in the event.

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Nakamura Continues Home Turf Torrent With 48.12 100 Free

24-year-old Katsumi Nakamura threw down another impressive domestic performance with a 48.12 100 free (LCM). The question is, however, can this Japanese national record holder start translating his home turf success to the elite international stage in time for the 2020 Olympics?

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Australians Kareena Lee, Nick Sloman Take Midmar Mile

Australian Kareena Lee took the women’s title in the 2019 Midmar Mile, the world’s largest open water race.

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Bonnet Produces 53.6 100 Free To Complete Trifecta In Nice

2019 FFN GOLDEN TOUR CAMILLE MUFFAT – NICE Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10, 2019 Prelims 8:30am GMT+1 (2:30am EST/11:30pm PST); finals 4pm…

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Guy, Hosszu & Gkolomeev Strike Gold To Close Out Apostolos Pavlos

Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu wreaked havoc in Greece over the weekend.

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Hosszu Lowers 400 IM Season-Best On Day 1 Of Apostolos Pavlos

Katinka Hosszu shaved some time off of her previous 400m IM season-best to take gold #1 in Greece.


South Africa Includes Racial Component in National Team Selection

The Swimming South Africa National Team selection criteria reads fairly straightforward, but there is a notable clause related to race within several of the squads’ determination criteria.


Swimming Australia Enters National Event Camp Season

Dean Boxall, coach of Commonwealth Games gold medalists Mitch Larkin and Ariarne Titmus, is heading up one of seven Australian National Team Camps kicking off this month.

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