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World University Games Champion Yuki Ikari Posts 800 Free Japanese Record

2019 World University Games gold medalist Yuki Ikari got some work done today in his native Japan, firing off a new 800m free national record.

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Rikako Ikee Comes Out On Top Again At Tokyo New Year’s Meet

Japan’s Tokyo Metro New Year’s Meet wrapped up today from the Tatsumi International Swimming Centre, with 21-year-old Rikako Ikee back in action.

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Rikako Ikee Kicks Off New Year With 200 Free Victory At Home

Two-time Olympian Rikako Ikee was in the water today in her home nation of Japan, taking the 200m free at the Tokyo New Year’s Meet.

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2021 Swammy Awards: Asian Male Swimmer Of The Year, Wang Shun

Wang Shun raced his way to Olympic gold this year with a 1:55.00 Asian record in the 200 IM, becoming the 3rd fastest man in history.

Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling Entering Singapore National Service

Rio Olympic 100 butterfly Gold Medalist, Joseph Schooling, will join Singapore’s National Service as his seven year deferment is now over.

Research Shows No COVID-19 Spread Between Tokyo Athletes, Local Residents

New data from the Japanese Government has confirmed there was no spread of COVID-19 between Tokyo’s population and the Olympic/Paralympic athletes.

2021 Swammy Awards: Heart of a Champion Award, Rikako Ikee

Rikako Ikee has been honored with the 2021 Heart of a Champion Award winner for her accomplishments two years after her leukemia diagnosis.

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High-Level International Meets For January 2022

Olympic silver medalist Tomoru Honda may be kicking off his new year with the Kosuke Kitajima Cup, one of several elite competitions on the January agenda.

2021 Swammy Awards: Asian Coach of the Year, Norimasa Hirai

The Japanese National Team Head Coach, who heads up the training group at Toyo University, led Yui Ohashi to double gold at the Tokyo Games.

2021 Swammy Awards: World Junior Male Swimmer Of The Year, Hwang Sunwoo (KOR)

South Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo reaped the first elite international medal of his young career and it was gold, earning him a Swammy award as well.

Were There More DNSes and DQs in the 2021 World SC Championships than Before?

Lydia Jacoby did not start (DNS) the 100 breaststroke due to close contact with a COIVD-19 positive individual at the 2021 World Championships.

2021 World Swimming Championships: Final Results

The men’s 100 breaststroke podium featured Ilya Shymanovich, Nicolò Martinenghi, and Nic Fink. See the rest of the medalists here.

Siobhan Haughey on Earning 3 Medals, 2 World Titles, and 1 World Record

Haughey continued her red-hot short course season in Abu Dhabi, winning golds in the 100 and 200 free as well as bronze in the 400 free

Gary Tan Officially Appointed Singapore Head Coach After Widmer’s Departure

The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has announced that Gary Tan will take over as the National Swimming Head Coach, effective immediately.

Li Bingjie Talks to Media After Distance Sweep at World Champs (Chinese)

Just 24 hours after cracking the Championships Record in the 800 free, Bingjie took the lead immediately in the 400 and never gave it back