Swimming


Ledecky makes a splash

Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle on Saturday at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, California, with the world’s fastest time this year....

April 12, 2021, Monday


Beijing’s swimmers shrug off record winter lows

TEMPERATURES in Beijing plummeted to a three-decade low overnight last week, but that didn’t stop a hardy group of retirees plunging into icy waters to indulge in their bracing hobby of outdoor swimming. ...

January 17, 2021, Sunday


Peaty breaks world record

Britain’s Adam Peaty set a world record for the short course 100 meters breaststroke at the professional International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday, finishing in a time of 55.49 sec...

November 16, 2020, Monday


Japan’s Seto escapes Olympic ban over scandal

Four-time world champion Daiya Seto has been suspended for the rest of the year for breaching the Japan Swimming Federation’s sportsmanlike conduct standards due to a scandal over an extramarital affair...

October 15, 2020, Thursday


Ikee poised to return

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who was set to be a star of the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics before she was diagnosed with leukemia, will return to competition for the first time since her illness later...

August 12, 2020, Wednesday


Australia coach Verhaeren to step down in September

Jacco Verhaeren said yesterday he will step down as head coach of Swimming Australia in September after nearly seven years in charge of the nation’s elite program....

June 4, 2020, Thursday


Abu Dhabi worlds delayed

This year’s short course world swimming championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have been rescheduled to December 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s governing body...

May 22, 2020, Friday


Lockdown athletes take up new hobbies

WITH sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass all that unexpected free time. We’ve heard plenty of familiar pursuits. Binge-watching ...

May 17, 2020, Sunday


Report: Sun appeals against ban

Disgraced Chinese star Sun Yang has lodged an appeal against his eight-year doping ban with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, according to a report which has been confirmed by a source close to the case....

May 6, 2020, Wednesday


Sun ‘not called up’ for national training camp

The Chinese Swimming Association yesterday denied media reports that Sun Yang has been called up for a national team training camp....

April 24, 2020, Friday




 

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