Articles by Loretta Race

Iconic Atkinson Awarded Twice, Named Jamaica Sports Woman Of The Year

30-year-old Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson was recently awarded the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year Award, making this the Olympian’s 2nd consecutive honor.

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Nakamura Throws Down 48.51 100 Free At South Aussie States For #3 Rank

Katsumi Nakamura got the winning hand over Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers in the men’s 100m freestyle at South Aussie states, registering the 3rd fastest time in the world this season in the process.

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Hagino & Ohashi Ease Back Into Racing At Northern Block Meet

Both Olympians Kosuke Hagino and Yui Ohashi of Japan got some racing in over the weekend, taking on the Tokyo Northern Block competition.

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2019 Geneva Int’l Challenge Meet Photo Vault

Get up close with the competitors who wrapped up this year’s Geneva International Challenge over the weekend, courtesy of photographer Rafael Domeyko.

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Mizunuma Shakes Up Men’s Fly World Rankings Down Under

Japan’s Naoki Mizunuma beat the men’s 50m fly field in South Australia, inserting himself into the world rankings in the process.

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Federico Burdisso Wipes Out Laszlo Cseh Geneva Challenge Record

Both Italian young guns Federico Burdisso and Thomas Ceccon were in the pool on the final night of action in Geneva, Switzerland and each came away with his own record to wrap up the competition.

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Shane Ryan Follows Up Hangzhou Bronze With FINA ‘A’ Cut

Ireland’s Shane Ryan made it happen in the men’s sprint backstroke, collecting a FINA ‘A’ cut with his 50m win at the Flanders Cup.

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Japan’s Rika Omoto Takes Over Top 200 IM Time In The World

Rika Omoto now takes over the women’s 200m IM world rankings thrown, thanks to a sub-2:10 performance in South Australia.

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Ceccon & Burdisso Ready For Men’s 50 Final In Geneva

Young stars Thomas Ceccon and Federico Burdisso of Italy were both in the water to wrap up the last prelims session of this year’s Geneva International Challenge Meet.

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Schooling & Blume No-Show On Day 2 Of 2019 Flanders Cup

Singaporean Olympic champion scratched his 100m free and 50m fly events on day 2 of the 2019 Flanders Cup.

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High-Level International Meets For February 2019

Jot down these key dates on your swimming calendar.

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Hear What Danish Olympian Mie Nielsen Loves About Belgium

Olympian Mie Nielsen talks how she balances studying engineering and bio-technology with her swimming obligations, as well as how she is enjoying her multiple recent trips to Belgium.

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Chalmers & Wilson Pair Up For Marion Relay Domination At South Aussies

Olympic swimming couple Kyle Chalmers and Madi Wilson paired up with teammates to give Marion a huge lead on day 1 of the 2019 South Aussie States.

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Scozzoli Clears Meet Record On Day 2 Of Geneva Challenge

The Italian National Record holder in the men’s 50m breaststroke, Fabio Scozzoli, made his mark on the 2019 Geneva International Challenge with a fresh new meet standard in the sprint.

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Flanders Cup Day 1: Rapsys Rages To 200 Free FINA A Cut

While competing in Antwerp at the 2019 Flanders Cup, Lithuanian Danas Rapsys clocked a winning 200m free time of 1:46.69 to dip under the FINA ‘A’ cut for this year’s World Championships.

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