Asia

Sun Yang Is Training at Home in Hangzhou During COVID-19 Outbreak

According to Chinese state run television, Sun Yang has left Beijing to train in Hangzhou, where there have actually been more coronavirus cases.

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On-Fire Daiya Seto Becomes Japan’s 7th Fastest 200 Freestyler All-Time

Japanese swimmers showed up big-time on day 1 of the Konami Open, including Daiya Seto pumping out a PB in the 200 free.

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Singaporean Swimmers Gain Extra OLY Qual Time Due To Virus Rescheduling

Singaporean swimmers such as Joseph Schooling will have additional qualification time for the 2020 Olympic Games with the rescheduling of events due to virus.

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Breaststroke Battle Brewing, As JPN’s Shoma Sato Devises New Race Strategy

This weekend’s Konami Open may give Shoma Sato the chance to try out a new race strategy essentially nothing to lose and some cash and confidence to gain.

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Hagino Heads Up Japanese Money Chase At Konami Open

Lucrative cash prizes are up for grabs at this weekend’s Konami Open, which stars Kosuke Hagino, Yui Ohashi, Ryosuke Irie and more.

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Water Cleanup Tasks Begin At Odaiba Marine Park Ahead Of Next Summer’s Games

Tokyo officials say an estimated 720 tons of sand were dumped into Odaiba’s water, and plan to pour a total of 19,800 tons by the end of March.

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Kathleen Baker Nabs 50 Back Gold, Laura Stephens Impresses In 200 Fly In Nice

The FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice wrapped up tonight, with American Kathleen Baker among the final night’s gold medal winners.

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Matsumoto Carries Freestyle Momentum Into Final Day Of Kirara Cup

Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto is showing his prowess across both the 200m and 100m freestyle events, getting it done for gold at the Kirara Cup.

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One Year After Leukemia Diagnosis, Rikako Ikee Is Back In The Gym

Japanese sprint star Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago today and she marks the occasion by returning to the gym.

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Singapore Adds To Coronavirus Cancellations; Implements Temperature Checks

The list of sporting events being impacted due the coronavirus is growing, as the Singapore Swimming Association announced the cancellation of events.

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Kirara Cup Day 2: 17-Yr-Old Nagisa Ikemoto Is JPN’s 5th Fastest 200 Freestyler

Lately, everyone in Japan has been stepping up their swimming game, with the latest being 17-year-old Nagisa Ikemoto in the women’s 200m freestyle.

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Lots O’ Cash On Offer As We Rank Top 3 Japanese Records Most Likely To Fall

As with the upcoming Konami Open, the Japanese Olympic Trials will also be offering cash prizes for broken records. But, which ones are likely to go down?

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Teen Miyu Namba Takes Women’s 800 Free To Start Off Kirara Cup

17-year-old Miyu Namba clocked the fastest 800 free time to take gold on day 1 of the 2020 Kirara Cup in Yamaguchi, Japan.

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2020 Kirara Cup Continues Japanese Pre-Trials Racing

Yasuhiro Koseki is among those Japanese competitors expected to race this weekend at the annual Kirara Cup, taking extra Coronavirus precautions.

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Head of Tokyo Olympic Committee Remains Worried about Coronavirus

The Chief Executive of the 2020 Tokyo games says that he is concerned about the impact of the outbreak but does not plan to cancel.

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