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Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 200-meter butterfly during the Tokyo Games.
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Apr 22, 2024
Chinese doping case sends swimming world into uproar and exposes bitter rifts
The disclosure of an incident that had been a secret for more than three years has drawn strong reactions from athletes, coaches and others.
Zhang Yufei celebrates after winning the women's 200-meter butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics. Zhang is one of 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned substance seven months before the Games.
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Apr 22, 2024
Australian swim coach rejects claims of systemic Chinese doping
An Australian coach who works with the Chinese Swimming Association has rejected claims of systemic state-run doping.
Japanese swimmer Ryosuke Irie speaks during a news conference on Wednesday in Tokyo.
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Apr 3, 2024
Three-time Olympic medalist Ryosuke Irie retires
The 34-year-old, who appeared in four consecutive Olympic Games in men's backstroke events, had been active on the international stage since 2006.
Daiya Seto in action during the men's 400m medley final at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Feb. 18.
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Apr 2, 2024
Japanese swimming veteran ready to make waves at Paris Olympics
Daiya Seto wants to be a voice for meaningful change in the domestic sport.
Japanese swimmers Yui Ohashi (right) and Shiho Matsumoto celebrate after qualifying for the Paris Olympics in the women's 200-meter individual medley at the selection trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday.
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Mar 25, 2024
Olympic swimming champion Ohashi qualifies for Paris in 200 IM
Ohashi won the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 9.17 seconds, well inside the qualifying time of 2:10.70.
Daiya Seto touched the wall in 1 minute, 56.87 seconds, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 1:57.51, on the second-to-last day of the trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
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Mar 24, 2024
Daiya Seto qualifies for third Olympics with 200 IM victory at trials
Seto touched the wall in 1 minute, 56.87 seconds, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 1:57.51.
Swimmers Rikako Ikee (left) and Mizuki Hirai celebrate after earning spots at the Paris Olympics in the women's 100-meter butterfly at the qualifying trials at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Monday.
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Mar 19, 2024
Hirai and Ikee qualify for Olympics in 100-meter butterfly
Rikako Ikee, who will be 24 years old in early July, is set for her third Olympic appearance.
Since autumn, Rikako Ikee had been training in Australia under coach Michael Bohl with the stated goal of wanting to be the best in the world.
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Mar 10, 2024
Rikako Ikee confident of racing in individual events in Paris
Ikee did not qualify for any individual events at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after recovering from a battle with leukemia.
Daiya Seto swims butterfly in the men's 400-meter individual medley final at the world aquatics championships in Doha on Sunday.
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Feb 20, 2024
Seto gets medley bronze; Japan ends with two medals at worlds
Japan finished with just two medals from the swimming program contested by only 12 of its athletes in Doha.
Israel's Anastasia Gorbenko waves on the podium after earning silver in the women's 400-meter individual medey at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Wednesday.
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Feb 19, 2024
Israeli swimmer booed at world championships
Anastasia Gorbenko shrugged off boos from the crowd at the world swimming championships in Doha on Sunday.
No Russian swimmer entered the World Championships currently being held in Doha.
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Feb 18, 2024
World Aquatics stands by its strict Russia policy for Olympics
Swimming's global governing body approved the return of Russian and Belarusian participants last September, but strict rules remain in place.
Tomoru Honda competes in the men's 200-meter butterfly final during the swimming world championships in Doha on Wednesday.
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Feb 15, 2024
Tomoru Honda swims to gold in 200 butterfly at world championships
The 22-year-old swam stroke-for-stroke against Italy's Alberto Razzetti before separating in the final meters at the Aspire Dome.
Australia's Mack Horton celebrates after winning gold in the men's 400 freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 5, 2018.
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Jan 22, 2024
Australian swimming star Mack Horton retires ahead of Olympics
Horton, a fierce anti-doping campaigner, called time on his career on Sunday just months ahead of the Paris Olympics.
Canada's Summer McIntosh and Katie Ledecky of the U.S. celebrate medal wins with Leah Smith of the U.S. at the FINA World Championships in Budapest in June 2022.
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Dec 1, 2023
McIntosh topples Ledecky in U.S. Open 400m free
Summer McIntosh, a four-time world champion, handed Katie Ledecky her first defeat in the event in a U.S. pool in 11 years.
Artistic swimmer Yukiko Inui celebrates on the podium after winning the women's solo free final at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka on July 19.
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Oct 20, 2023
Olympic medalist Yukiko Inui to retire
Inui earned bronze in both the team and duet events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Qin Haiyang (center) poses with his gold medal alongside silver medalist Dong Zhihao (right) and Ippei Watanabe, who finished third, following the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday.
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Sep 29, 2023
Qin Haiyang helps China continue gold rush in pool at Asian Games
Qin touched the wall in a meet record of 2 minutes, 7.03 seconds, 1.64 ahead of Chinese compatriot Dong Zhihao. Japan's Ippei Watanabe finished third.
Reona Aoki celebrates during the medal ceremony after winning gold in the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.
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Sep 28, 2023
Japan grabs two more golds in pool at Asian Games
Japan has three gold medals in swimming at this year's Asian Games.
Tomoru Honda celebrates after winning the men's 400-meter individual medley final during the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday.
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Sep 27, 2023
Tomoru Honda bags Japan's first swimming gold in Hangzhou
Japan's first gold in the pool came on Day 3 of the six-day swimming program after two days of Chinese dominance.
Rikako Ikee helps Japan earn silver in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday.
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Sep 26, 2023
Rikako Ikee withdraws from 100-meter free due to conditioning issues
The 2018 Asian Games MVP has not yet recovered from influenza she contracted at the national swimming team's training camp ahead of the event.
Bronze medalist Ryosuke Irie (right) celebrates on the podium with bronze medalist Wang Gukailai (left) and gold medalist Xu Jiayu, both of China, after the men's 50-meter backstroke final at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.
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Sep 26, 2023
Japan remains without swim gold as China adds four Asian Games titles
Double Tokyo Olympic individual medley champion Yui Ohashi, struggling with conditioning issues, finished sixth in the women's 200 IM.

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