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WATCH: Race Videos For Days 1-4 of Chinese Nationals

Videos have surfaced of some of the fast swims at the 2017 Chinese National Championships in Qingdao, China, which started on Monday, April 10th and will run through Wednesday, April 19th.

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Sun Yang Wins 800 Free, Leads 100 Free Semis on Day 4 of Chinese Nats

Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang pulled off a double on day 4 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships.

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Chimrova Breaks Russian Record with 57.4 100 Fly on Day 3 of Russian Championships

Chimrova led the 100 fly semifinals with a 57.4, lowering her own Russian National Record by over 3 tenths.

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China’s Xu Jiayu Storms to 51.86 100 Back for New Asian Record

Jiayu threw down a 51.86, clearing the former Asian Record of 52.24 and missing Ryan Murphy’s World Record by just a hundredth of a second.

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Fu Yuanhui Downs National Record with 58.7 100 Back at Chinese Nationals

Olympic medalists Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu gave China a great showing in the 100 back on day 4 of the 2017 Chinese Nationals.

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Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino Reportedly Signs Deal With Nike

Kosuke Hagino has reportedly signed his 2nd sponsorship deal since turning pro last month.

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Rylov Powers to 53.1 100 Back on Day 2 of Russian Nationals

On day 2 of the 2017 Russian National Championships, backstroke standout Evgeny Rylov stormed to gold in the 100 back.

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Li Zhuhao Downs Chinese Record in 50 Fly on Day 2 of Chinese Nationals

Chinese butterfly stud Li Zhuhao headlined day 2 of the 2017 Chinese National Championships with his 23.53 in the 50 fly final.

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Li Bingjie Hits World-Leading 4:02.52 in 400 Free To Open Chinese Nats

Li Bingjie went 4:02.52 in the 400 free to lead the world ranks by a good three and a half seconds, while Sun Yang also hit a world-leading time on day 1 of Chinese Nationals.

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Chinese Olympic Medalist Fu Yuanhui Stars in PETA Ad

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui, who went viral in Rio after her shocked reaction to her bronze medal in the 100 backstroke,…

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Four-Time All-American Ryosuke Imani Living American Dream In Japan

Ryosuke put his business skills to good use around the pool after retirement from international competition.

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Schooling Set To Be Part Of MMA Championship Fighter’s Entourage

Joseph Schooling will be part of an MMA fighter’s entourage this May in Singapore.

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Swimming Australia Selects Nagaoka Pool As Tokyo 2020 Training Grounds

Swimming Australia has selected the Niigata Prefectural Nagaoka Indoor Swimming Pool located in Nagaoka, Japan as its exclusive training base in the Asian nation from 2018 to 2020.

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Chinese University Mandates Students Learn To Swim Before Graduating

A Chinese university has announced a new requirement for its students to fulfill in order to receive a diploma, one that would entail passing a swimming test in order to graduate.

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Japan’s Top Guns Ready To Rock At Next Month’s National Championships

With Japanese powerhouse Kosuke Hagino back in full force since last fall’s endoscopic elbow surgery, international eyes will be on the Olympic gold medalist as he competes domestically at his nation’s championships next month.

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