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Chinese Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil sets all-time world record in 50m backstroke

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Canadian professional swimmer Maggie MacNeil won gold at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships and broke the world record for the 50-meter backstroke.

Record-breaking performance: MacNeil, 21, bested seven other competitors at the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to Swimming World Magazine.

Haven Shepherd, Team USA’s teen swimmer and suicide bombing survivor, is ready for the Paralympic Games

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Haven Shepherd, a suicide bombing survivor, is ready to take on the world. 

On Friday, the 18-year-old swimmer will be representing Team USA during the Tokyo Paralympic Games for the first time. According to the Associated Press, a debut on the global stage has been a long-time dream for Haven, who has been swimming professionally since the age of 10.

Swimming star Yip Pin Xiu becomes first Singaporean to win four Paralympic gold medals, praised by Prime Minister on Facebook

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Singaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu is the first Southeast Asian athlete to take home the gold at the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, upping her total gold medal count to four.

Golden win: Yip, 29, won gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 competition with a time of 2:14:46 on Aug. 25, according to Channel News Asia.

‘I’m multicultural, queer, a lot of minorities’: Erica Sullivan wins silver at first-ever women’s 1500m freestyle

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Japanese American swimmer Erica Sullivan has made history after winning second place in the first-ever women’s 1,500-meter freestyle on Tuesday at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Big win: Sullivan, 20, finished the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15:41.41, 4.07 seconds behind gold medal winner and fellow Team USA member, Katie Ledecky, according to USA Today.

Counting Down the Top 10 Greatest Asian Athletes Of All Time

The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.

Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.