Alia Atkinson was victorious over Yuliya Efimova in the women’s 100 breaststroke on day 2 of the FINA World Cup in Budapest.
Wang Lizhuo broke his own Chinese National Record in the men’s 50 breast final in Budapest.
Nicolo Martinenghi lowered his own junior world record in the 100 breaststroke down to 59.31.
Sun Yang is one of 416 Chinese athletes who reportedly must sign a no-cheat pledge and also score a passing grade on a banned substances test before he can arrive in Rio.
As pre-Olympic coverage ramps up across the world’s media outlets, the cloud of doping suspicions only appears to grow stronger. That gathering storm of pessimism and distrust has caused on Washington Post columnist to propose a unique solution.
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty will be chasing Olympic gold after setting the 100 breast World Record with a herculean 57.92 in 2015.
Michael Andrew has taken down the 17-18 NAG in the 100 breast five times in the last five swims.
China’s Wang Lizhou has broken his own Chinese National Record in the 100 meter breaststroke, making this his third-straight clearance of the mark.
Michael Andrew came within striking distance of the men’s 50m breaststroke World Junior Record while competing in Rome today.
Russia’s Yulia Efimova tested positive for a second time – just one piece of a winding puzzle of doping in Russia and China early in 2016.
China anuncia seis positivos por dopaje entre 2015 y 2016.
“FINA has received the decisions issued on these two athletes, and is currently reviewing them.”
The Chinese Swimming Association has announced it will be issuing ‘warning penalties’ to 2 of 3 of its swimmers who recently tested positively for a banned substance.