Swimming


Sun Yang swimming to legendary status

IN 2008, Sun Yang competed for his first Olympics in Beijing, finishing eighth in the 1,500-meter freestyle final, aged just 17. Now 28, Sun is swimming to his fourth Olympics. With more than 100 gold ...

January 19, 2019, Saturday


Former Olympic, world champion Franklin retires

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2-1/2 years....

December 21, 2018, Friday


Dressel claims gold to boost US tally in Hangzhou

American swimming’s new golden boy Caeleb Dressel emerged at the death to pip Russia’s Vladimir Morozov by just 0.02 seconds and win the 100-meter freestyle at the short-course FINA World Championships...

December 17, 2018, Monday


Wang grabs China’s 2nd gold as more records fall

China’s rising star Wang Jianjiahe claimed the host nation’s second gold medal at the FINA World Championships (25 meters) yesterday, while two world records were renewed....

December 14, 2018, Friday


Jamaica’s Atkinson grabs elusive gold as US reigns

Jamaican star Alia Atkinson celebrated turning 30 by finally winning 50-meter breaststroke gold at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) yesterday, as the record-smashing United States dominated...

December 13, 2018, Thursday


Wang retains 200 IM, Seto makes a splash

Chinese swimmer Wang Shun retained his 200 meters individual medley title at the FINA World Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, yesterday, while two world records were ren...

December 12, 2018, Wednesday


Meizaichen Cup league

THE 2018 Shanghai Amateur League “Meizaichen Cup” Swimming League held its finals at Pudong’s Meizaichen Swimming Pool over the weekend. Started four months ago, the league held a total of 33 competitions ...

October 22, 2018, Monday


Swimming bad boy makes sport sexy again

HE appears to revel in his reputation as swimming’s enfant terrible — but Chinese beefcake Sun Yang is making the sport sexy again. The moody 26-year-old is followed around the world by a small army of ...

September 29, 2018, Saturday


‘Coffee-grinder’ Schooling filters Asian swim rivals in 50 butterfly

SINGAPORE’S Olympic swim champion Joseph Schooling shrugged off a horror turnaround yesterday to top the heats for the 50 metres butterfly at the Asian Games after a fitful night’s sleep. The 23-year-old, ...

August 24, 2018, Friday


Liu smashes 50m world record

CHINA’S Liu Xiang sparked an explosive night of Asian Games swimming by smashing the world record in the women’s 50 metres backstroke last night. The 21-year-old set the first new world best time at ...

August 22, 2018, Wednesday




 

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