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.
Among the swimmers to watch is Japanese IM star Yui Ohashi, who leads the way in the 400 IM.
Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, both reigning Olympic champions, will take on their fellow Asian swimmers tomorrow in Jakarta.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.