In response to her extraordinary year in the pool, 18-year-old Rikako Ikee has been honored as ‘MVP’ by the Japanese Swimming Federation.
Korea’s most successful swimmer, Olympian Park Tae Hwan, accomplished his goal of collecting 5 gold medals at the 2018 Korean Nationals taking place as part of the nation’s 99th Sports Festival this week.
“Everyone has different growth periods. I follow the pace of my own development and follow the steps,” says newly-minted world record holder Wang Jianjiahe of China.
Check out the stunning photos from this year’s Korean Nationals taking place as part of the Korean Sports Festival, courtesy of Rafael Domeyko.
Although Rikako Ikee is listed on the start lists for this weekend’s Manchester International Swim Meet, it’s doubtful she will be racing, as the teen is currently in Turkey training with Sarah Sjostrom.
An Sehyeon raced to a solid 57.96 100m fly in Korea tonight to claim her 8th consecutive National Festival title in the event.
Gold medalist in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2018 Asian Games, Kanako Watanabe of Japan, plans on changing coaches after she graduates from Waseda University in March 2019.
Wang Jianjiahe added a 400 free win to earlier victories in the 100 and 200 freestyle, while the Asian Record holder Li Bingjie finished just 8th.
Ning Zetao has withdrawn from his comeback meet, the 2018 Chinese National Championships.
Sun Yang has been on-again/off-again with the 1500m free, with the grueling distance event now on the chopping block once more.
With less than 2 years remaining until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization has released special anime in anticipation of the world’s biggest international competitive sporting event.
Park Tae Hwan is on his way to earning his 5th MVP title of the Korean Swimming Championships.
Wang Jianjiahe, who broke the 400 SCM free World Record earlier this month, has won the 100 and 200 free at this week’s Chinese National Championships so far.
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