Asia

Updating Relay Projections: British Men On the Move

The British are coming, the British are coming! Great swims from their back-half legs have Great Britain back in the hunt in the men’s medley.

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Oleksiak Win Highlights Top Swims From Junior Swimmers on Rio Day 6

A couple of juniors have taken the Olympic stage by a storm, including Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who has won 4 medals so far in her first Olympic Games.

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Hagino and Wang Become First Asian Men to Medal in the 200 IM

Kosuke Hagino of Japan and Wang Shun of China have become the first two Asian athletes to earn Olympic medals in the men’s 200 IM…

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Asia Recap Day 6: Schooling Poised To Challenge Phelps in 100 Fly

Since making his first Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling has been a man on a mission. This week in Rio, Schooling aims to become the first ever swimmer from Singapore to earn an Olympic medal.

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Chinese Butterflyer Chen Xinyi Fails Doping Test, Brazilian Site Says

Chinese butterflyer Chen Xinyi has failed an anti-doping test taken prior to the Rio Olympics, a Brazilian website is reporting.

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Joseph Schooling Sets New Asian Record in 100 Fly Semifinals

Joseph Schooling set a new Asian record in the 100 fly tonight to qualify first for tomorrow’s Olympic final

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100 Freestyle World Champion Ning Zetao Misses 50 Freestyle Semis

The 100 freestyle world champion Ning Zetao of China has missed the semi-finals in the 50 freestyle posting 22.38 in the prelims…

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Relay Roundup: Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

The U.S. women reversed their fortunes to top Australia in the 4×200 freestyle relay last night.

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ASIA: All of Kazakhstan Will Be Drinking Tonight

Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was asked how he thought his home country would celebrate, he gave a very honest answer, “I think all of Kazakhstan will be drinking tonight.”

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Shen Duo Scratches 100 Free, Cancelling Japanese Swim-Off

16-year old Japanese Record holder Rikako Ikee (above) avoided a swim-off with teammate Miki Uchida thanks to a scratch in the 100 free.

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Swim Off for Japanese Teammates Ikee and Uchida in Women’s 100 Free

Japanese teammates Rikako Ikee and Miki Uchida tied for 16th place in the prelims of the women’s 100 freestyle this morning, and now must compete in a swim-off to determine who will advance to the semifinals tonight.

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TritonWear Race Analysis: 2016 Olympics Men’s 200 Butterfly

TritonWear brings you the 2016 Summer Games with daily in-depth race analysis of every final.

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Asia: Watanabe Carries on Japanese 200 Breast Legacy Inspired by Kitajima

Carrying on the tradition of success among Japanese breaststrokers, Ippei Watanabe rocked a new Olympic Record in the men’s 200 breast semifinals tonight. Watanabe was the top qualifier for finals, posting a 2:07.22.

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At Long Last, The Next Generation of 200 Butterfliers Have Emerged

Masato Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi announced themselves as the next generation of 200 butterfliers after over a decade of Michael Phelps’ dominance.

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Ippei Watanabe Breaks 200 Breast Olympic Record With 2:07.22

Japan’s Ippei Watanabe became the latest 200 breaststroker to rattle the world record, going 2:07.22 in the Rio Olympic semifinals to break the Olympic record and move to #3 all-time.

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