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Rikako Ikee Reflects On Difficult Year: “It’s A Miracle That I’m Alive”

“It’s a miracle that I’m alive, a miracle that I’m here,” says Rikako Ikee, Japan’s sprint superstar who has battled leukemia over the past year.

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World Para Swimming World Series Stop Latest Cancellation for Coronavirus

A stop of the 7-meet series that was scheduled for Singapore in May has been cancelled. Singapore has the 2nd-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Olympic Update: Olympic Tickets To Go On Sale Worldwide, Heat Threats Persist

As we surpass the six-month mark to next summer’s Games, the heat is still a hot topic as organizers scramble to find alternative solutions.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Relay Qualification Status

Led by Anna Hopkin (above), the British women may have the 4th-best 400 free relay at the Olympics – if they choose to swim it.

2020 Konami Open Day 2: Daiya Seto Puts Up Another 59.9 100 Breaststroke

Do-it-all Daiya Seto clocked the 2nd sub-minute 100m breaststroke of his career tonight in Tokyo to take gold at the Konami Open.

Olivier And Beck Earn Top Spots At First Stop Of FINA 2020 Marathon Series

France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier and Leonie Beck of Germany took first at the first of 10 stop on the 2020 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series.

Chinese Divers Miss First Stop of FINA Diving Grand Prix Due To Coronavirus

Chinese divers are not taking part in the first leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 breakout

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Sun Yang Is Training at Home in Hangzhou During COVID-19 Outbreak

According to Chinese state run television, Sun Yang has left Beijing to train in Hangzhou, where there have actually been more coronavirus cases.

On-Fire Daiya Seto Becomes Japan’s 7th Fastest 200 Freestyler All-Time

Japanese swimmers showed up big-time on day 1 of the Konami Open, including Daiya Seto pumping out a PB in the 200 free.

Singaporean Swimmers Gain Extra OLY Qual Time Due To Virus Rescheduling

Singaporean swimmers such as Joseph Schooling will have additional qualification time for the 2020 Olympic Games with the rescheduling of events due to virus.

Breaststroke Battle Brewing, As JPN’s Shoma Sato Devises New Race Strategy

This weekend’s Konami Open may give Shoma Sato the chance to try out a new race strategy essentially nothing to lose and some cash and confidence to gain.

Hagino Heads Up Japanese Money Chase At Konami Open

Lucrative cash prizes are up for grabs at this weekend’s Konami Open, which stars Kosuke Hagino, Yui Ohashi, Ryosuke Irie and more.

Water Cleanup Tasks Begin At Odaiba Marine Park Ahead Of Next Summer’s Games

Tokyo officials say an estimated 720 tons of sand were dumped into Odaiba’s water, and plan to pour a total of 19,800 tons by the end of March.

Kathleen Baker Nabs 50 Back Gold, Laura Stephens Impresses In 200 Fly In Nice

The FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice wrapped up tonight, with American Kathleen Baker among the final night’s gold medal winners.

Matsumoto Carries Freestyle Momentum Into Final Day Of Kirara Cup

Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto is showing his prowess across both the 200m and 100m freestyle events, getting it done for gold at the Kirara Cup.

One Year After Leukemia Diagnosis, Rikako Ikee Is Back In The Gym

Japanese sprint star Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago today and she marks the occasion by returning to the gym.

Singapore Adds To Coronavirus Cancellations; Implements Temperature Checks

The list of sporting events being impacted due the coronavirus is growing, as the Singapore Swimming Association announced the cancellation of events.

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