It’s been a summer loaded with swimming action, from U.S. Nationals to the European Championships to Pan Pacs to Asian Games to Junior Pan Pacs. But through all of it, you won’t see a more exciting relay race than the men’s medley at the 2018 Asian Games.
Watch how the final, closer-than-close race of the 2018 Asian Games unfolded in Jakarta.
Rikako Ikee is after her 8th medal of these Games, leading heats of the 50 free. She’s already won the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 4×100 free relay and 4×100 medley relay, and took silver in both the mixed medley relay and the 4×200 free relay.
La nouvelle coqueluche du demi-fond chinois, c’est Wang Jianjiahe.
The penultimate day of the 2018 Asian Games wraps up tonight with six medal events. China’s Xu Jiayu seeks a backstroke sweep for 2018, sitting second in the 200 back after winning the 50 and 100 earlier on. Meanwhile, Chinese teammates Li Bingjie (who won the 200 free) and Wang Jianjiahe (who won the 1500) will meet in the 800 free, clashing for gold.
Satomi Suzuki raced her way to gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke, as Japan leads the overall swimming medal table heading into the final day of competition in Jakarta.
Xu Jiayu broke his own Chinese Record to win gold in the men’s 200 back at the Asian Games in 1:53.99.
200 breast Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin looks to defend his 100 breast title against Yan Zibei, who leads the way into the final after setting a Games Record in prelims.
Ryosuke Irie claimed 2 silvers behind American Ryan Murphy at the Pan Pacific Championships. Will the Japanese national record holder be able to come away with a gold ahead of rival Xu Jiayu here in Jakarta?
Xu Jiayu’s scintillating 52.30 backstroke lead-off was key as China broke the Asian Record in the mixed 400 medley relay.
Ikee devait devancer les Chinoises d’abord sur 50 papillon, ensuite sur 100 libre, et s’est parfaitement accomplie de sa tâche. Après l’or du relais quatre fois 100m, la voici qui triple la mise…
The second day of the 2018 Asian Games will see Xu Jiayu seek a second backstroke win and Sun Yang a second freestyle win, while Rikako Ikee chases two wins of her own.
Comme prévu, SUN Yang a gagné, facile, le 200 mètres messieurs, première étape d’un triomphe annoncé.
Rikako Ikee will compete in both the 50 fly and 100 free on day 2 of the Asian Games.