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Teen Rikako Ikee Cranks Out 25.25 50 Fly National Record

17-year-old Rikako Ikee continues to set herself apart from the competition in the sprint fly and free events, lowering her own 50m fly national record winnig gold in Tokyo tonight.

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Rikako Ikee’s New Coach Was Also A Japanese Olympian

Japanese sprinting teen Rikako Ikee is teaming up with a former Japanese Olympian on her journey to Tokyo 2020.

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Japanese Olympian Junya Koga Tests Positive For Banned Substance

2017 World Championships silver medalist Junya Koga of Japan has tested positive for a banned substance on the eve of the 2018 Japan Open.

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Singapore’s Emerging Teen Zachary Tan Moving To Phoenix Swim Club

An emerging teen athlete from Singapore will begin his dream of training in the United States, as 14-year-old Zachary Tan is reportedly moving to the Phoenix Swim Club.

2018 Japan Open To Select Remaining Pan Pac Roster

Kosuke Hagino already snatched a spot on Japan’s Pan Pacific Championships roster, but others will be striving for the same accomplishment at next weekend’s Japan Open.

Phelps & Schooling Promoting Singapore’s MMA C’ship Event

Both Michael Phelps and Joseph Schooling will be promoting an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in Singapore taking place later this month.

Meet The 2019 World Championships Mascots

These friendly and fast otters will represent the 2019 World Championships mascots in Gwangju, Korea.

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Park Sweeps Freestyle, Seo Yeong Blasts World #1 200 IM

In his bid for a 4th Asian Games, Olympian Park Tae Hwan won 4 golds in Gwangju at the Korean Nationals this past weekend. Kim Seo Yeong wowed with a new world #1 200m IM time.

Aussies Cautiously Optimistic W/ New Trials Timing Headed To Pan Pacs

The dominating performances by Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games may lend insight into how effective the nation’s new Trials timing schedule is, but the positive results could also be attributed to a home Games.

Park Tae Hwan Getting Back To Peak Form In Asian Games Bid

Multi-Olympic medalist Park Tae Hwan of Korea will be competing in his homeland this week, aiming to make his 4th Asian Games squad.

Yan Zibei Breaks Chinese Record on 50 Breast to Close Championships

2018 CHINESE CHAMPIONSHIPS & ASIAN GAMES SELECTION Friday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Shanxi Sports Center Swimming Pool,…

Li Zhuhao Finishes Off Butterfly Sweep at Chinese Championships

In other action, Sun Yang tied for 3rd in the 100 free.

Olympic Bronze Medalist Fu Yuanhui Battles Back From Shoulder Injury

Fu Yuanhui’s 50m backstroke victory at this week’s Chinese Championships was despite a nagging shoulder injury.

Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay: Hope Lights Our Way

The Tokyo 2020 torch relay’s theme will be ‘Hope Lights Our Way,’ with a tribute to those Japanese areas most affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Li Zhuhao Wins 2nd Butterfly Race on Day 4 of Chinese Championships

2018 CHINESE CHAMPIONSHIPS & ASIAN GAMES SELECTION Friday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Shanxi Sports Center Swimming Pool,…

Fu Yuanhui Swims World-Leading 50 Backstroke at Chinese Championships

In addition to the win by Fu (above), Sun Yang earned his 3rd victory of the meet.

Wang Jianjiahe Beats Li Bingjie To Open Chinese Nationals

15-year-old Wang Jianjiahe has been exploding onto the scene this year, and she continued that rise by beating one of China’s other young rising stars – Li Bingjie – head-to-head in the 1500 free on day 1 of China’s National Championships and Asian Games Selection meet.

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