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.
Miyuki Yamada broke Japan’s record as the youngest ever Paralympic medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Making a splash: Yamada is the youngest athlete on Japan’s Paralympic team, at 14 years old, and won Japan its first medal of the competition this year, reported Time Out Tokyo.
Haven Shepherd, Team USA’s teen swimmer and suicide bombing survivor, is ready for the Paralympic Games
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
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
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.
Two Vietnamese athletes made history after swimming more than 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) from Hanoi to the Hong River Delta.
A three-day journey: Duong Minh Quang, 25, and Nguyen Ngoc Khanh, 34, took three days to swim from Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge to the Balat sea mouth in Thai Binh province.
The mother of a young boy who defecated in the pool of a fitness club in Inner Mongolia is threatening to file a lawsuit against the management for negligence.
Case number two: Back in August, a seven-year-old boy was captured on surveillance camera pooping in the water of a pool inside a fitness club in Huhhot, Global Times reported.
Australian swimmer and Olympic champion Mack Horton is in the spotlight again for refusing to shake hands and stand on the same podium with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday.
Video and pictures from the championship event shows Horton refusing to stand beside Sun, who won the world 400 meter freestyle title.
Three foreigners who took a swim in a lake at a local nature park on Wednesday have enraged Chinese netizens after a video of the incident surfaced online.
In the video that has gone viral on Beijing Time, the group was seen playing around in the water at Nanhai Bay Forest Ecological Park in Foshan, Guangdong province.
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.
Two adorable otters were caught on film casually taking a dip in the swimming pool of a condominium building in Singapore.
A mother in China was captured on video glued to her mobile phone while her baby daughter was drowning in a children’s pool during her first birthday celebration.
The disheartening CCTV footage shows the baby desperately struggling for over 90 seconds while the mother focuses her attention on her phone.