American swimmer Kayla Han of Brea, Calif., became one of the youngest people to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming after making the cut at 12 years old.
It all happened so fast: Han, who is now 13, qualified for the Wave I of the Olympic Trials after finishing with a time of 4:50.70 in the 400-meter individual medley (IM) at the Speedo Grand Challenge in May, according to Swimming World Magazine.
A Hungarian swimmer, who was recently held in South Korea due to allegations of sexual harassment, has been given permission to leave the country on Wednesday after paying a fine.
Tamas Kenderesi, a 22-year-old Olympic bronze medallist, was formally accused of committing an indecent act by compulsion, reports Agence France-Presse.
Competitive Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao, who competed in the 2016 Olympics and made a big splash with his dashing good looks, has announced he will be swimming into open waters and retiring.
Ning made the announcement on Weibo today, according to Shanghaiist.
Japanese star swimmer Rikako Ikee shocked fans after announcing her leukemia diagnosis to the public on Tuesday.
Considered the poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 18-year-old athlete sparked an outpouring of support and well-wishes from the Japanese people.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is now on his way to earning a Ph.D. after successfully defending his master’s thesis on his own Olympic performance.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang demanded a replay of the Chinese national anthem after a technical malfunction that occurred during the medal ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Sun, 26, won the 200-meters freestyle gold after eight years on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
Chinese “mystical” swimmer and Olympic sweetheart Fu Yuanhui has announced on national TV that she is single and looking for a boyfriend.
In fact, the fun-loving 20-year-old who was featured in the Zhejiang TV show Champion Fun looking lovely in her one-piece dress, said she has remained single all her life, reported South China Morning Post.
Controversial Chinese swimmer Sun Yang had a strong finish in the 200-meter freestyle race at the Rio Olympics, winning the gold medal in the category.
Some fans however, went to Twitter, not to congratulate the athlete for his impressive win but to criticize his teeth. Yang’s teeth were displayed prominently after he gave a victorious scream following his victory. Other netizens also made fun of the swimmer’s attempt to throw back his swim cap at the stands, which ended up falling into the pool.
All eyes will be on this 23-year-old eye-candy when he takes off his clothes to make a big splash in the pool.
Ning Zetao is a competitive swimmer participating in this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Standing at 6’3”, this athlete is all lean muscle mass.