Tokyo has been selected as the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, thus making Japan the first Asian country to ever host the Summer Olympic Games twice.
Wu Peng, one of the truly legendary Chinese male swimmers, won the 200 fly at the Asian Games and then stepped off the stage with a final bow. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
China’s Sun Yang didn’t swim the 200 free at Worlds, but made up for it with a new Asian Record in the 200 free on Friday. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Two more National Records went down Thursday, and a mega three-man sprint battle was set up for later in the meet. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Elham Asghari swam a 20km course across the Caspian Sea in roughly 9 hours, and though she wore a heavy, loose-fitting suit complete with head covering, Iranian officials have apparently denied her record swim. (Image courtesy of Tavaana2010 video capture)
China’s Sun Yang was also among the winners on day 1 of the prestigious event. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Chad le Clos is the greatest Youth Olympics success story in swimming, having won a World Short Course title later that year, and ending up with Olympic gold in 2011, and double gold at Worlds in 2013. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
The International Olympic Committee will change the future of sports this coming weekend.
American Caeleb Dressel won the boy’s 100 freestyle in a championship and NAG record time of 48.97… (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)
Mack Horton’s dominance in the men’s freestyle events powered the Australians to the top spot in the medal standings…
It may be a bit blurry, but the image captures Gunnar Bentz’s emotion and intensity after winning the boys’ 400 IM. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy already won the 50 free at World Juniors; he’ll be looking for a middle lane coming out of Friday’s semifinals in the 100. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy was also among the top seeds coming out of prelims, with his coming in the 100 free. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
14-year old Matthew Wilson has broken two Australian Records, including one that was 20 years old. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Triple 2013 World Champion Sun Yang will swim four races individually at the 2013 National Games of the People’s Republic of China. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)