A new 50m fly World Cup Record makes it her 2nd series record in 2 days for Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.
Russia’s Vlad Morozov is a sprinting machine in Kazan.
Pan Pacs bronze medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto led the men’s 200 free at the JPN Student Swimming Championships, clocking 1:46.93 for the win.
Michael Andrew continued his speedy ways in Kazan, taking two top seeds on day 2.
Kirsty Coventry has been named Minister of Sport of Zimbabwe.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was back to form in Kazan, taking on a 4-event night at the World Cup.
Vlad Morozov came within .05 of his own Russian National Record with a 21.49 50m freestyle in Kazan tonight.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom cranks out a new World Cup record of 23.83 in the women’s 50m freestyle, registering the 8th fastest performance ever in the event.
On the back of the Pan Pacific Championships and Asian Games already done and dusted this summer, several Japanese high-profile athletes were back in the pool racing once again, this time locally at the 94th Japan Student Swimming Championships. Ippei Watanabe made his presence known in the men’s 100 breaststroke on day 1.
The first stop of the first FINA World Cup cluster kicked off in Kazan this morning, with this 3-day meet taking place in long course meters. Although the overall number of entrants was on the slim side, several big stars took to the Aquatic Palace to chase some cash and earn points towards the overall World Cup title.
Three new Games initiatives are being discussed at the Pan Am Sports General Assembly taking place this week, one of which is a Junior version of the Pan American Games.
Two of the fastest butterfliers in the world, Rikako Ikee of Japan and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, are set to train together in Turkey this fall.
Cameron van der Burgh is one of eight South African athletes joining a newly-created Athletes Committee.
Belgium’s Olympic silver medalist Pieter Timmers will be making his racing debut in Kazan after having to withdraw from this year’s European Championships due to illness.