Twins make it a double sister act in Jakarta synchro final

By Amlan Chakraborty JAKARTA, Aug 28 : Two sets of twins stood on the podium with Asian Games medals around their necks after the final of women’s duet in synchronised swimming on Tuesday. China’s famed Jiang sisters Tingting and Wenwen won the event for the third time, dominating both technical routine and free routine to […]

Family kept flood news away from swimmer to help him focus

By Jessica Damiana JAKARTA, Aug 21 : The family of Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash kept news of a devastating flood in his home state of Kerala away from him so it did not affect his Asian Games performance, the 24-year-old told Reuters on Tuesday. The first Indian swimmer to reach an Asiad final in 32 […]

World record falls as China-Japan duopoly holds in Jakarta pool

By Nick Mulvenney JAKARTA, Aug 21 : Liu Xiang swam a world record time to win Asian Games gold and teenage sensation Rikako Ikee won her fourth title of the meet as China and Japan maintained a firm grip on the honours at the Jakarta pool on Tuesday. Sun Yang again stamped his class on […]

Ikee shines as Sun’s bid for five golds comes up short in relay

By Nick Mulvenney JAKARTA, Aug 20 : Chinese medal machine Sun Yang’s bid for a record-equalling five swimming titles at the Asian Games came to an abrupt end on Monday when, having picked up his second individual gold, he failed to anchor his country to victory in the relay. Japan’s teenage sensation Rikako Ikee snared […]

Asia’s Olympic champions vie for gold in Jakarta pool

By Nick Mulvenney JAKARTA, Aug 18 : China’s medal machine Sun Yang heads a handful of reigning Olympic champions, and host of aspirant Tokyo 2020 gold medallists, looking to make a statement in the Asian Games pool over the next week. While the Asiad does not often provide world class competition in the big Olympic […]

Ledecky returns to form, Ikee shines for hosts Japan

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, Aug 11 : Katie Ledecky claimed her second gold of the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in the women’s 400 metres freestyle on Saturday while Rikako Ikee cemented her place as the rising star of Japanese swimming. American Ledecky dominated the 400 metres to win in a time of 3:58:50, the […]