Michael Chadwick, along with recent TE transplants Jacob Pebley and Lia Neal, got pancakes with me after their first “quality” set of the season and talked me through what each individual workout was like
Team Elite’s Yan Zibei posted a pair of extremely quick breaststroke times today. Zibei won the 100 breast in the 1st session with a 51.45, outpacing runner-up Carsten Vissering (USC) by .37 seconds. Zibei was even faster in the 200 in the 2nd session, posting a 1:51.87 to claim victory by nearly 7 seconds.
Wang Lizhuo broke his own Chinese National Record in the men’s 50 breast final in Budapest.
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.
China’s Li Bingjie will be eyeing her second title and fourth medal of the Asian Games in the women’s 400 freestyle on the final day of competition in Jakarta.
Yan Zibei broke both his Chinese and the Asian Games Record in the men’s 50 breast prelims in Jakarta.
Sun Yang is slated to raced the 1500m freestyle on the final day of the 2018 Asian Games.
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.
Xu Jiayu’s scintillating 52.30 backstroke lead-off was key as China broke the Asian Record in the mixed 400 medley relay.
Yasuhiro Koseki destroyed the Asian Games Record to win the men’s 100 breast in 58.86.
Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
China’s Yan Zibei broke the Asian Games Record in the 100 breast on Wednesday in prelims.