In the aftermath of the shocking news that Hong Kong swimmer Kenneth To died earlier this month while training in Florida, his nation’s swimming association paid tribute to the late 26-year-old.
The top 3 finishers in tonight’s 100m free final at the Chinese Championships were all under the 49-second barrier, a huge result for the nation.
Sun Yang earned his 3rd gold of these Chinese Nationals, while on-the-rise He Junyi manhandled the men’s 100m free semi, clocking the 2nd fastest performance ever by a Chinese swimmer.
Despite shake-ups happening in the sport that 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps changed forever, the 33-year-old retired icon insists that he is not coming back.
While competing in China this week at Nationals, Sun Yang reportedly broke down in tears as he dedicated his win to the late Kenneth To, the 26-year-old Australian-turned-Hong Kong athlete who passed away suddenly while training in Florida.
While competing on day 3 of the 2019 Chinese Nationals, Yan Zibei scored a new National Record in the men’s 50m breaststroke.
Sun Yang won the men’s 200 free, Yan Zibei broke the 50m breast record and Wang Jianjiahe was within striking distance of her 1500m free Asian Record on night 3 of Chinese Nationals.
The 2012 double IM champion Ye Shiwen found success in tonight’s 200m IM race, taking gold by a large margin. Finishing in a time of 2:09.24, Ye put up her fastest time since Rio to top the podium.
The final day of the 50th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships (SNAGs) wrapped up at the OCBC Aquatic Centre today, but the session was without its mega-star Joseph Schooling. Quah Ting Wen was the star of the show, earning her 2nd National Record of the meet.
Yan Zibei came within .04 of his own Chinese National Record tonight, but still has tomorrow’s final to make it happen.
Sun Yang blasted his way to the top of the world rankings with a monster 400m free swim at Chinese Nationals.
After winning his 50m fly final, Joseph Schooling said, I think today was a lot better than yesterday for sure.
Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was in the OCBC Aquatic Centre pool tonight, taking center stage in the men’s 100m butterfly final at the National Age Group Swimming Championships.
Singaporean swimmer Glen Lim was back at it tonight at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, as the 17-year-old produced another National Record while competing at the National Age Group Swimming Championships (SNAGs).
Aussie Emily Seebohm will be opting out of the Australian National Championships, but is on-board with both the FINA Champions Series, as well as the International Swimming League.