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Xu Jiayu Sweeps The Backstroke Events at Chinese Spring Nationals

After a fast week in China, several stars have been welcomed back into the limelight. The biggest story lines from this…

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Fu Yuanhui Picks Up Her Second Backstroke Win At Chinese Spring Nationals

Yesterday, Ye Shiwen and Fu Yuanhui shined, each winning and individual event with the fastest time in the world this…

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Jiayu represents rising tide of Asian backstrokers

Xu Jiayu’s world-leading 100 backstroke appears to have some big international implications.

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Fu Yuanhui, Ye Shiwen Claim World’s Fastest Swims At Chinese Spring Nationals: Day 3

Ye Shiwen won the women’s 400 IM with a new world leading time, two seconds faster than anyone else in the world this year, at the Chinese Spring National Championships.

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Xu Jiayu Lights Up Day 2 With Another National Record At Chinese Spring National Championships

After an exciting first day at the Chinese Spring National Championships, we saw Sun Yang’s return to competition and Xu…

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Sun Yang Returns To Competition; Xu Jiayu Swims Worlds Fastest 100m Backstroke at Chinese Spring Nationals

Xu Jiayu ran away from the rest of the field to claim the top time in the world in the…

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Six Bidders for 2018 and 2020 Short Course World Championship to Meet with FINA Next Week

Update: a previous version of the article didn’t include the two ‘host countries’ who have not named cities. According to…

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Indian Swimmer Mahalingam Banned for 1-Year for Methylhexaneamine Postitive Test

Indian swimmer Shruthi Mahalingam has received a one year suspension from the Indian Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, beginning on April 24, 2014,…

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Sinagporean National Record Holder Teo Dislocates Shoulder in Training

Singaporean National Record holder Teo Zhen Ren has dislocated his shoulder during training. Teo says that it was just a normal…

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Philippines Street Performer Goes for a Swim

H/T to our good buddy Lyle Campbell for sharing this video with us. Above is a video of a swimmer…

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2008 Olympic Finalist Tao Li Settling In at Bolles Until At Least Asian Games

Singaporean swimmer Tao Li has found a new training home in Jacksonville, Florida, where she will train under the watch of Sergio…

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Sun Yang Splits With Coach As All Suspensions Are Lifted

It was announced today that Olympic and World Champion Sun Yang has had all suspensions and will be no longer be training with Zhu Zhigen…

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Sun Yang Set To Return To Competition

World champion Sun Yang will compete at the Chinese National Championships in May, which will be the first time he has raced since being suspended from competing in November…

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Japan Sending Sparse 22 and 21 Swimmer Rosters to Pan Pacs and Asian Games

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino will be one of 13 men to represent Japan at the Pan Pac Championships and the Asian Games.

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Shioura Becomes First Japanese Man Under 22 in 50 Free to Close Japanese Nationals

Women’s 50 Freestyle – FINALS Among the greatest weaknesses in all of Japanese swimming is the women’s sprint freestyles; however,…

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