Asia

Kathleen Baker Torches 58.77 100 Back In Barcelona, World #3

USA’s Kathleen Baker swam the 3rd fastest 100 backstroke in the world this year with a 58.77 at the Mare Nostrum in Barcelona.

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The 5 Races To Watch At The Mare Nostrum, Barcelona

The top 5 races to watch at the 2018 Mare Nostrum Tour in Barcelona features an often unspoken rivalry between female breaststrokers.

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Yulia Efimova Goes Sub-30; Ikee on Fire on Day 2 in Canet

Rikako Ikee took out one Asian Record and nearly broke another on day 2 of the Canet stop of the 2018 Mare Nostrum Series.

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Rikako Ikee Inches Towards 25.0 Barrier with Asian Record 25.11 50 Fly

Ikee is nearing sub-25 territory, a venture that has only ever been made by Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström.

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Michael Andrew Swims Lifetime Best, Missy Races Again in Day 2 Prelims

2018 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR, CANET-EN-ROUSSILLON June 9th-10th Bassin Europa, Canet-en-Roussillon, France LCM Meet Central Schedule Entry List Results Live Results…

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Portion Of Schooling’s Gold Medal Bonus Helps Start ‘SGP Fund’

A compulsory 20% of Joseph Schooling’s enormous gold medal bonus from 2016 is funding a new initiative to help Singaporean athletes transition from amateurs to professionals.

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IOC Pushes Peace on Korean Peninsula With 4-Nation Ping-Pong Game

In a continued effort to maintain peace and improve relations between North and South Korea, IOC President Thomas Bach has invited the leaders of both nations to Lausanne for diplomatic talks and a friendly game of table tennis on Olympic Day (June 20th).

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Injured Ippei Watanabe Sets Sights On New 200 Breast WR On Home Turf

21-year-old Ippei Watanabe of Japan rocked the world in January of 2017 by clocking a new World Record in the…

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Lee: 2018 Winter Olympics Were Profitable, 2022 Games Will Be Also

Whereas Rio de Janeiro descended into economic and political calamity following the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, PyeongChang, host of February’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games, claims to have benefitted from a multi-million dollar income.

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New Pro Schooling To Race Locally For First Time Since 2012

Singaporeans will get to cheer on their hero Joseph Schooling at home later this month, as the Olympic gold medalist will compete at the 14th Singapore National Championships.

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30 Golds In 2020: Meet Japan’s Potential Tokyo Olympic Medalists

The Japanese Olympic Committee is reportedly planning on setting a 30 gold medal target for their home-hosted Games in 2020. Here are just 5 swimmers who may help make that goal happen.

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Heading Into 2020, Nation Of Japan Most Excited For Swimming

The nation of Japan is gearing up to cheer on their swimmers when the Summer Olympics arrive in Tokyo in 2020.

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Stretched Out Butterfly: Another Look At Yajima’s Elongated Stroke

Yuya Yajima roared his way to the wall in first at this year’s Japan Open, claiming his spot on his nation’s Pan Pac roster. But it’s the way he swims the 2fly that really turned heads.

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JPN 200 Fly OLY Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Misses Pan Pacs Roster

Japan’s Masato Sakai missed Olympic gold by just .04 behind America’s Michael Phelps in Rio and he has now narrowly missed making his nation’s Pan Pacific Championships squad.

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Schooling Opts Out Of 200 Fly For 2018 Asian Games

Joseph Schooling is putting an emphasis on relays this time around at the Asian Games set for August.

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