Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, both reigning Olympic champions, will take on their fellow Asian swimmers tomorrow in Jakarta.
While Japan is making major waves in Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Games, young stars like Shinnosuke Ishikawa are keeping the fire hot at home.
Sun Yang is making headlines once again, for his performances both in and out of the pool.
2016 Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 200m breaststroke, Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, withdrew from the event in Jakarta, but aims to race the 50m and 100m.
The Chinese women broke the Asian Games Record to win their sixth consecutive title in the 800 free relay.
Rikako Ikee broke the Asian Games Record to win the women’s 100 fly in a time of 56.30.
Chinese swimmer Liu Xiang became the first woman under 27 seconds in the 50 back with a world record swim of 26.98.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
In his first individual event of the meet, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling missed the final of the 50 free, swimming almost 6-tenths slower than his personal best.
18-year-old Rikako Ikee snagged 2 gold medals in a super quick turn around time for the nation of Japan as it holds the most minimal of leads over China in the Asian Games medal table.
Although Kazakhstani Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin is physically in Jakarta, he is missing from the men’s 200m breaststroke start lists for the 2018 Asian Games.
Joseph Schooling has been tightening up his routine both in and out of the water and it shows.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto anchored the Japanese men to gold and a new Games Record in the 800 free relay.
The second day of the 2018 Asian Games will see Xu Jiayu seek a second backstroke win and Sun Yang a second freestyle win, while Rikako Ikee chases two wins of her own.
Rikako Ikee is now 3/3 in gold medals as she won the 100 freestyle in a new Games Record.