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 […]

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 […]

Pan Pacs perfect prep for 2020, say Olympic hopefuls

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, Aug 8 : Two years before the Tokyo 2020 Games, many of the world’s top swimmers will have the chance to get accustomed to the Olympic host city as it stages the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, starting on Thursday. The quadrennial event, returning to Japan for the first time since 2002, […]