Jan. 22, 2021
The men’s 200 free might be one of the most wide-open races in the Olympic year. China’s Sun Yang won the 2016 Olympic gold medal and both the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. But with Sun’s status in doubt amid an ongoing doping case, the battle for Tokyo Olympic gold could go in any direction. Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto is making a name for himself in that gold medal hunt. The 23-year-old shaved a tenth off his own national record this week, going 1:45.13 to win the Kosuke Kitajima Cup in Tokyo. That’s the best time in the world this season, supplanting former leader Alexander G ...
May 6, 2021
Australia’s finest swimmers led by Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers and world champions Cate and Bronte Campbell and Ariarne Titmus will converge on Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre next week for the 2021 Sydney Open – their final hit
Jan. 20, 2021
Australian Swimming legend Ian Thorpe believes that his sensational 1:44.06 World record over 200 metres freestyle in 2001 remains one off the three most competitive four-length swims of the past two decades because “everyone in the world is swimming the 200 freestyle wrong.” “You can’t swim 150 meters easy and then turn it into a sprint. You are going to limit what time you are going to do,” says Thorpe, Olympic 400m freestyle champion at Sydney 2000 and 200m and 400m gold medallist at Athens 2004. Now 37, he believes that the only way the swimmer who cannot match the rare backend s ...
March 20, 2020
Australia’s head swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren knows first hand that this year’s Tokyo Olympics will not be swum “on a level playing field” and has sent an impassioned and unprecedented message to the world expressing his concerns. To hold;d the Olympic Games from July 24, 2020, would he indicates, be “unfair”. Highlights and the coronavirus (COVD-19) crunch in his message to Olympic bosses.