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Tokyo Paralympics: Alice Tai withdraws with elbow injury

Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai will not compete at the Tokyo Games because of an elbow injury. Tai, 22, was one of Britain's best medal prospects having won seven golds at the 2019 World Para-swimming Championships in London. "Competing at Tokyo 2020 has been my main goal for the last...
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What sports will Australia compete in at the Tokyo Olympic Games?

With the Tokyo Olympic Games now a month away, Australia's best athletes will travel to the 'Land of the Rising Sun' for their chance to make history. While we are perhaps best-known for our swimmers, Australia will send 282 competitors from 20 different sports. 157 of those will be making their Olympics debut.
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Far from the Olympic limelight, the waves of Fukushima are ‘healing’ for local surfers

MINAMISOMA, Japan — If Hideki Okumoto had his way, Olympians would be surfing the waves of Kitaizumi Beach this summer. The beach, less than 20 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami set off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has some of the best surf in Japan, says Okumoto, a local economics professor and avid surfer. What better way to signal Fukushima is safe and open for business than to have the best surfers compete at Kitaizumi while the whole world watches?
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Oleksiak back to lead Canada in Tokyo pool

TORONTO, June 24 (Reuters) - Penny Oleksiak, the first Canadian to win four medals at a Summer Olympics, will lead a Canadian swimming team eager to build on their efforts in Rio de Janeiro at next month's Tokyo Games. Swimming Canada unveiled a 26-member squad (16 women, 10 men) on...
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From Junior Team to Olympic Team: The Nine Members of the 2017 U.S. World Junior Squad Off to Tokyo

From Junior Team to Olympic Team: The Nine Members of the 2017 U.S. World Junior Squad Off to Tokyo. It is no secret that this year’s U.S. Olympic team bound for Tokyo is young. In total, the squad has 35 first-time Olympians, and eight of them have yet to start college. Of course with a five-year weight between Olympics, there is bound to be some new faces unseating the veterans and this year’s team is no different.
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Danielle Hill Breaks Irish Record En Route To Qualifying For Tokyo

LCM (50m) Last-Chance Olympic Qualification Opportunity for Select Athletes. Just a handful of top Irish swimmers are competing in Dublin this week for a last-chance Olympic qualifying opportunity. Only the 10 athletes who have come within 1.5% of a FINA ‘A’ cut from April’s Irish Olympic Trials have been invited...
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Swimming Canada Announces 26-Member Olympic Roster

Brent Hayden will make his fourth Olympic appearance in Tokyo after winning the men's 50 freestyle at the Canadian Trials in Toronto. Current photo via Swimming Canada/Scott Grant. 2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS. June 19 – June 23, 2021. Toronto, Ontario. Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre. Long Course Meters (50m)
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USMS to Allow Adults to Try One Free Workout Through Try Masters Swimming Campaign

U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is allowing adults to try at least one free workout with a participating club this July as part of its Try Masters Swimming campaign. More than 200 clubs and workout groups across the country are taking part in this initiative as interest in the sport of swimming increases because of the U.S. Olympic Team swimming trials in June and the Tokyo Olympics in July. Their participation will help Masters programs rebuild and grow, and provide adults an opportunity to experience swimming’s life-changing health benefits.
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Woman-Less South African Swimming Roster In Rio Now Boasts Six For Tokyo

South Africa had zero women in the pool at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. This time around there will be six women representing the country in Tokyo. Stock photo via stock. The nation of South Africa has revealed its swimming roster for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. A big change from Rio is the fact that 5 years ago South Africa had zero female representation in the pool, whereas this time around there will be six women wearing the national cap.
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Swimming with Danger: Alexander Skarsgard Joins Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool

It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world returns to normal. It's always a good day when there is a new Cronenberg movie on the way!
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Rick Bishop Named Head Coach For LSU Swimming & Diving

Rick Bishop, a veteran coach at the college and international level, has been named the LSU Swimming head coach, athletics director Scott Woodward announced Thursday. “I am honored for the opportunity to lead LSU Swimming,” Rick Bishop said. “The rich tradition of national championships and SEC championships at LSU Athletics coupled with the athletics department leadership makes LSU a national leader in NCAA sports. LSU’s recent success at Olympic trials will continue to move the program forward. It’s an exciting time with LSU Olympians in both swimming and diving.
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Elbow injury forces swimmer Alice Tai out of Paralympic Games

Alice Tai has been forced to pull out of next month’s Tokyo Paralympics due to an elbow injury. The news has come as a bitter blow to the 22-year-old swimmer, who was expected to challenge for multiple medals at her second Games. Tai said: “Competing at Tokyo 2020 has been...
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Le Clos Ne Budapest Open Me 100 Fly Me Kiya Apna Season-Best

LCM (50m) Is weekend Hungary mei action dekhne ko mila kyu ki nation ke kuch top swimmers ne Budapest open mei last chance Olympic qualifying meet mei race kiya. Day ke end mei, 38-strong Olympic roster announced huye, isme Rio se multi-Olympic medalist Katinka Hosszu bhi included the. 35-year-old Laszlo Cseh aur 200m fly world record holder Kristof Milak the among the contingent.
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Ceremony to Include MISHOF On Saturday Night

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is proud to announce that it will be including this year’s MISHOF (Masters) prestigious Class of 2021 to its Saturday evening Induction program. This year ISHOF will add the MISHOF (Masters) Class of 2021’s nine honorees from five countries; four swimmers, one coach, one diver, one water polo player, one synchronized swimmer, and one contributor. ISHOF Honoree and Sullivan Award Winner, Debbie Meyer, and double Olympic gold-medalist and everyone’s favorite Olympic swimming broadcaster, Rowdy Gaines will be co-emcees and hosts of the induction on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Srihari Aur Maana Tokyo Olympics Me Universality Places Ke Liye Huye Nominate

Srihari Nataraj aur Maana Patel ko Swimming Federation of India ne Universality places ke liye Tokyo Olympics mei nominate kiya hai. Halaki, Srihari Nataraj ‘A’ qualification mark chase kar rahe hai, agar wo ye achieve kar lete hai toh unhe Games mei direct entry mil jayegi. Swimming federation ko nominations banana pada kyu ki unhe June 20 ki nomination deadline se pahle aisa karna hi tha.
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Getting to Know The New FINA Executive Director Brent Nowicki

Brent Nowicki, the new FINA Executive Director is young, only 42 years old, and SwimSwam caught up with him at U.S. Olympic Trials. Current photo via Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography. Brent Nowicki, the new FINA Executive Director is young, only 42 years old. He grew up an age group swimmer, a...
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Early Olympic Relay Look: Women’s 4×100 Free Relay

Our aggregate times show five nations within a second, all battling it out for silver and bronze behind world record-holders Australia. Archive photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography. As the dust settles on U.S., Australian, Canadian, and French Olympic Trials, we’re taking a bird’s-eye view of how the relay battles...