Articles by Loretta Race

Another Day, Another World Cup Record for Sjostrom

A new 50m fly World Cup Record makes it her 2nd series record in 2 days for Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.

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Morozov Crushes Another World Cup Record, This Time 50 Back

Russia’s Vlad Morozov is a sprinting machine in Kazan.

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Matsumoto Racks Up 2Free Win On Day 2 Of JPN Student C’ships

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.

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2018 FINA World Cup Kazan Day 2 Prelims: Andrew Snags 2 Top Seeds

Michael Andrew continued his speedy ways in Kazan, taking two top seeds on day 2.

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Olympian Kirsty Coventry Appointed Zimbabwe’s Minister Of Sport

Kirsty Coventry has been named Minister of Sport of Zimbabwe.

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2018 FINA World Cup Kazan Day 1 Finals: Hosszu’s Monster Schedule

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was back to form in Kazan, taking on a 4-event night at the World Cup.

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2018 FINA World Cup: Morozov Cranks Out 21.49 50 Free World Cup Record

Vlad Morozov came within .05 of his own Russian National Record with a 21.49 50m freestyle in Kazan tonight.

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2018 FINA World Cup Kazan: Sjostrom Rocks 23.83 Series Record

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.

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Ippei Watanabe Wins 3rd Consecutive Title At Japan Student C’ships

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.

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World Cup Kazan Day 1 Prelims: Sjostrom, Chupkov Take Their Places

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.

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Possible Junior Pan American Games On The Horizon

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.

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Butterfly Worlds Collide As Ikee Joins Sjostrom In Turkey Next Month

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.

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South Africa Launches Athletes Committee, But Self-Funding Continues

Cameron van der Burgh is one of eight South African athletes joining a newly-created Athletes Committee.

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2018 World Cup Series Kicks Off In Kazan With Olympic Star Power

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.

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CrossFit Versus Swim Meets

See how this swimmer ventured into the world of CrossFit competitions.

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