Joseph Schooling successfully defended his 100 fly title at the Asian Games with a new meet record of 51.04.
Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
China’s Yan Zibei broke the Asian Games Record in the 100 breast on Wednesday in prelims.
Joseph Schooling, after missing the final in his first individual event, cruised to the top seed in his specialty, the 100 fly, with room to spare.
Sajan Prakash, whose became the 1st Indian swimmer to final in the 200 fly in 32 years at the Asian Games, has been directly affected by the flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Among the swimmers to watch is Japanese IM star Yui Ohashi, who leads the way in the 400 IM.
Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, both reigning Olympic champions, will take on their fellow Asian swimmers tomorrow in Jakarta.
While Japan is making major waves in Indonesia at the 2018 Asian Games, young stars like Shinnosuke Ishikawa are keeping the fire hot at home.
Sun Yang is making headlines once again, for his performances both in and out of the pool.
2016 Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 200m breaststroke, Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, withdrew from the event in Jakarta, but aims to race the 50m and 100m.
The Chinese women broke the Asian Games Record to win their sixth consecutive title in the 800 free relay.
Rikako Ikee broke the Asian Games Record to win the women’s 100 fly in a time of 56.30.
Chinese swimmer Liu Xiang became the first woman under 27 seconds in the 50 back with a world record swim of 26.98.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
In his first individual event of the meet, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling missed the final of the 50 free, swimming almost 6-tenths slower than his personal best.