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Moon Seungwoo Takes Down Korean 200 Fly Record To Qualify for Tokyo

Moon Seungwoo snagged a new national record in the men’s 200m fly en route to qualifying for the Korean Olympic squad for Tokyo.

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Olympic Relay Qualification Update: Pre-European Championships

This week’s European championships will give teams one more chance to qualify a relay ahead of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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18-Yr-Old Hwang Sunwoo Blasts 1:44.96 200 Free World Junior Record

18-year-old Hwang Sunwoo is congratulated by Korean Swimming Federation President Cho after hitting a new 200m free World Junior Record.

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Cho Earns Korea’s First Sub-Minute 100 Breast; Hwang Sunwoo Hits 48.38 100 Free

Cho Sungjae became Korea’s first-ever sub-minute breaststroker with his new record of 59.65 at Trials, while Hwang Sunwoo came close to his 100m free record.

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Korean Trials: 14-Yr-Old Lee Eunji Clocks 2:09.87 200 Backstroke

A 14-year-old named Lee Eunji (KOR) just produced one of the fastest 200m backstroke performances in history for her age.

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Swimming Australia’s Pre-Olympic Training Host City Pulls Out

Areas within the nation of Japan are reportedly pulling out of hosting visiting nations’ Olympic athletes in the lead-up to the Games.

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Korea’s Han Dakyung Notches First Olympic Spot For Tokyo

Han Dakyung lowered her own Korean national record in the women’s 1500m freestyle en route to qualifying for this summer’s Olympic Games.

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Siobhan Haughey Breaks Hong Kong Record with 24.59 LCM 50 Free at Time Trial

3 Hong Kong national records fell at the meet, 2 at the hands of University of Michigan alum Siobhan Haughey, and one from former Virginia Tech swimmer Ian Ho

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Rikako Ikee Responds To Messages Calling For Tokyo Olympic Cancellation

Ikee says she won’t speak out about the Olympics being held despite several requests coming from social media.

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Zhang Yufei Crushes 50 Free Final With 24.32 at Chinese Olympic Trials

Zhang Yufei won the women’s 50 free final today with a time of 24.32. Wu Qingfeng beat National Record-holder Xiang to snag 2nd, also under the FINA ‘A’ cut.

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Wang Jianjiahe Drops 8:20.38 to Win 800 Free Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2019 World Championships bronze medalist Wang Jianjiahe won the 800 free final with a season-best time of 8:20.38, within 7.02 seconds of her National Record.

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Yu Hexin Lights It Up With 21.83 50 Free Prelim

China’s national record holder Yu Hexin made it happen in the men’s 50m free prelims, racking up the 2nd fastest time of his career.

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Wang Shun Adds 3rd Individual Olympic Event For Tokyo

Versatile Olympic bronze medalist from Rio Wang Shun is getting ready to shine in Tokyo, having qualified for his third individual Olympic event.

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Wang Shun Posts 1:56.78 to Win 200 IM Final at Chinese Olympic Trials

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Wang Shun won the 200 IM final today within .62 of his own Chinese National Record. He beat the FINA ‘A’ cut by nearly 3 seconds.

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Japan’s 200 Breast Olympic Qualifier Mura Tests Positive For Coronavirus

One of Japan’s Olympic qualifiers in the 200 breaststroke, Ryuya Mura, has tested positive for coronavirus and is out of the pool.

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