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Siobhan Haughey Did Not Expect Best Times, Records in Monaco (Video)

After setting a new Hong Kong Record in the 50 free on day one in Monaco, Siobhan Haughey followed up by breaking three more records on day two.

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Siobhan Haughey Breaks Three Hong Kong National Records On Day 2 In Monaco

Siobhan Haughey set three new Hong Kong National Records on day two of the Monaco stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour (two in the 50 free, one in 100 free).

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Siobhan Haughey, Stephanie Au Break Hong Kong Records in Monaco

(Above: Haughey) Hong Kong swimmers have now broken at least 10 senior National Records this season, including 2 more at the Mare Nostrum Series on Saturday.

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Stephanie Au Shatters Hong Kong 50 Back National Record In Monaco

Stephanie Au lowered her Hong Kong National Record in the women’s 50 back on day 1 in Monaco, clocking a time of 27.98.

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Japan Names 9 Swimmers To 2019 World Junior Championships

Japan announced its 9-strong lineup for the 2019 World Junior Championships, with Nagisa Ikemoto representing the nation at both Junior and Senior editions.

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Kosuke Hagino Re-Commits: “With A Strong Heart, I Come Back To The Game”

At the office of the Japanese Swimming Federation President and in the presence of Kosuke Kitajima, Hagino pledges his re-commitment to competitive swimming with Tokyo 2020 in his sights.

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Rikako Ikee Released From Hospital For Short Visit With Family (Photo)

As revealed on her own official website, 18-year-old Rikako Ikee, the Japanese Olympic finalist and 2018 Asian Games MVP now battling leukemia, was discharged from the hospital in May to have a short visit with her family.

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Schoenmaker & Gallagher Join Le Clos On South African Worlds Roster

Swimming South Africa has finally announced its 18-strong roster set to compete the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Korea next month. Along with reigning 200m fly champion Chad Le Clos is a strong women’s contingency, including two-time 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Hall Of Fame Inductees & Tokyo Social Media Warning

In this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, Corrie Scott & Ryan Cochrane receive Hall of Fame honors, while Tokyo 2020 has specific instructions pertaining to posting Olympic material on social media.

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Tokyo 2020 To Launch First-Ever Olympic Satellite

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee is infusing some futuristic flair into the entire production with its new ‘G-Satellite Go to Space’ project.

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8 Additional Japanese Swimmers Make Gwangju Roster; Brings Total Lineup To 25

Freestyle ace Naito Ehara was added to the Japanese lineup for the 2019 World Championships, helping bring the entire roster count to 25 for the nation.

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Sarah Sjostrom Finishes FINA Champions Series With $148,000 in 6 Days of Racing

The amount is smaller than the $314,4000 that Sjostrom earned at the FINA World Cup Series, but was also earned in 15 fewer days (21 vs. 6) of racing.

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Japan Now Waits On Final World Championships Roster Announcement

Daiya Seto has already qualified for the World Championships in 3 individual events, but several of his teammates await the final roster announcement.

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Ippei Watanabe Puts Up Another Sub-2:08 2Breast To Close Out Japan Open

Reigning World Record holder Ippei Watanabe proved he is a gold medal contender for this summer’s World Championships, convincingly winning the 200m breast on the final night of the 2019 Japan Open.

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Trained By Lopez & Subirats, Taiwan’s Wu Chun-Feng Nails 50 Free Record

While competing on the final night of the 2019 Japan Open, Wu Chun Feng fired off a new 50m freestyle national record for Taiwan.

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