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2018 Manchester Int’l Swim Meet Preview

Although Rikako Ikee is listed on the start lists for this weekend’s Manchester International Swim Meet, it’s doubtful she will be racing, as the teen is currently in Turkey training with Sarah Sjostrom.

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An Sehyeon Takes 8th Consecutive Korean National Title In 100 Fly

An Sehyeon raced to a solid 57.96 100m fly in Korea tonight to claim her 8th consecutive National Festival title in the event.

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Breaststroking Ace Kanako Watanabe Returns To Rio Coach

Gold medalist in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2018 Asian Games, Kanako Watanabe of Japan, plans on changing coaches after she graduates from Waseda University in March 2019.

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Wang Jianjiahe Wins Again at Chinese Nationals, This Time in 400 Free

Wang Jianjiahe added a 400 free win to earlier victories in the 100 and 200 freestyle, while the Asian Record holder Li Bingjie finished just 8th.

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Ning Zetao’s Comeback Is Short-Lived As He Withdraws From Nats

Ning Zetao has withdrawn from his comeback meet, the 2018 Chinese National Championships.

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Sun Yang May Be Breaking Up With The 1500 Free Again

Sun Yang has been on-again/off-again with the 1500m free, with the grueling distance event now on the chopping block once more.

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Watch The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Anime Videos Here

With less than 2 years remaining until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization has released special anime in anticipation of the world’s biggest international competitive sporting event.

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Park Bags 4th Gold, Seoyeong Takes 2 IM On Day 3 Of Korean Nats

Park Tae Hwan is on his way to earning his 5th MVP title of the Korean Swimming Championships.

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Wang Jianjiahe Adds Win in 200 Free at Chinese Nationals

Wang Jianjiahe, who broke the 400 SCM free World Record earlier this month, has won the 100 and 200 free at this week’s Chinese National Championships so far.

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Park Tae Hwan Snags First Individual Win In 4 Months

Korea’s biggest swimming star, Park Tae Hwan, won his first individual race at the 2018 Korean Sports Festival after a gold-securing anchor on his squad’s 4 x 200m free relay last night.

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Fu Yuanhui Wins 50 Back; Ning Zetao Misses 50 Fly Final at Chinese Nat

Fu Yuanhui’s winning time in the 50 back was just .01 seconds slower than her silver medal time from the Asian Games.

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Park Tae Hwan Powers Last 50 For Squad’s 4 x 200 Relay Win

It’s been a while since Korean Park Tae Hwan has been in the water, but his proved he’s still got his mojo with a gold medal-capturing anchor at the Korean Sports Festival tonight.

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Russia Claims Youth Olympic Games Swimming Crown

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games wrapped up last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the nation of Russia racing away as the clear leader of the swimming medal table.

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Milak Gunning For YOG 2Fly Glory; Opts Out Of 1Free Final

Denied 100m fly gold, Hungary’s Kristof Milak is ready to give it his all in the 200m fly final tonight in Buenos Aires.

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ASICS Announces Simulated Altitude Pool Opening In Tokyo Next Year

Japanese company ASICS has just announced its intention to open a large-scale sports center in the heart of Tokyo next year.

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