Primetime international players, including American speedster Nathan Adrian, are lined up for this week’s FINA World Cup stop in Tokyo, the first site of 2015’s final cluster.
With Day 1’s finals cancelled due to alarming haze levels in the open air OCBC Aquatic Center, athletes are more than ready to throw down some speed on Day 2 of the FINA World Cup Singapore
Five events were swum in the prelims on Saturday morning, including a top-seed in the 50 breaststroke from American Kevin Cordes, who is based out of Singapore.
It took up until the very last individual event of the 2015 European Games for Israel to earn a gold medal in swimming, but sprinter Ziv Kalontrov made it worth the wait.
Japan is one of history’s great swimming powerhouses. Their men sit fourth on the all-time medals table, and their women eighth. From the 1930s until the 1960s Japan was one of the top nations in every discipline in swimming, but since then hasn’t produced any top swimmers in the freestyle events at the Olympic Games.
On Friday, USA Swimming posted the following Tweet highlighting the dire challenge of American sprinting so far in 2015. Since then, the situation has gotten even more dire, with Katsumi Nakamura going a 48.41 in the 100m freestyle at the Japan Open.
The 2015 Japan Open continued today with some significant shaking up of the world rankings. Two Japanese National Records also…
25 more swimmers jumped onto the Pan Pacs team after the Japan Open, while 17 more made the Asian Games roster.
Women’s 50 Freestyle – FINALS Among the greatest weaknesses in all of Japanese swimming is the women’s sprint freestyles; however,…