Asia

High-Level International Meets For February 2019

Jot down these key dates on your swimming calendar.

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Day 1 Flanders Cup Prelims: Hosszu Makes Multiple Splashes

Katinka Hosszu did her usual thing in the morning heats of the 2019 Flanders Cup.

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Western Australia Has Eyes As Training Hub For Asia With Partnership

The Government of Western Australia has released plans concerning partnerships with Asia to help boost sports, tourism and overall international education.

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Ikee, Hasegawa, Coleman & Thomas Headed To Michael Bohl Temporarily

A temporary, yet powerful training collaboration is about to go down at Griffith University later this week under storied Aussie coach Michael Bohl.

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Kushagra Close to World Championship Qualifying as GAF Swimmers Excel

Kushagra Rawat of Delhi clocked 08.14.21 and bagged a Gold medal in 800 Freestyle, just 4 seconds away from the B Cut World Championships qualifying time of 08:10.91.

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Schooling, Hosszu Among Stacked Field Headed To 2019 Flanders Cup

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling looks to get his 2019 swimming underway at this weekend’s Flanders Cup in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Chalmers, Wilson, Elmslie Take On JPN Visitors At South Aussie C’ships

2016 Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers is once again the main attraction of the 2019 South Australian State Long Course Championships, but he’ll have Japanese company.

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Teenager Malgil Makes Turkish History In 400 IM

At the Anadolu Yıldızlar Ligi Seçmesi ve Performans Tespit Yarışları meet in Mersin, Turkey at the end of last month, 13-year-old Atakan Malgil made waves with a new National Age Group Record in the men’s 400m IM.

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Xu Jiayu Focuses On The Daily Details In Bid To Defend LCM World Title

“I enjoy the hardships,” is how 24-year-old World Record holder Xu Jiayu of China described his recent training at over 1500m above sea level. 

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Seto & Ikee Waste No Time Getting 2019 Racing Underway

Two Japanese powerhouse athletes wasted no time getting some in-season racing under their belts, as both newly-minted World Record holder Daiya Seto and last year’s Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee took to domestic pools.

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Readying For 2020, Tokyo Introduces New ‘Sayonara’ Tax

The Japanese government has instituted a new tax on any traveler over the age of 2 leaving the nation.

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Hong Kong’s Kenneth To Joins Gator Swim Club’s High Performance Group

Former Australian National Teamer-turned-Hong Kong swimmer Kenneth To has joined the High Performance International Group within Gator Swim Club. As of…

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Sun Yang Logging Altitude Meters In Hunt For Gwangju Gold

A group of China’s national swimming team, including Olympic champion Sun Yang, is currently training in Kunmig, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

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Japanese Olympic Committee President Possibly Facing Corruption Charge

Despite reports in leading French media outlets, Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda has denied being indicted in France on corruption charges related to Tokyo’s winning 2020 Olympic bid.

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He Junyi Becomes 3rd Fastest Chinese 100 Freestyler Of All-Time

The 2019 Chinese Spring Swimming Championships in Shaoxing wrapped up today with a bang, as He Junyi made history in the men’s LCM 100 freestyle event.

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