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Malaysia reaffirms ban on Israelis at World Para Swimming event

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia has imposed a blanket ban on all Israelis participating in events hosted by the South-East Asian nation, as the government maintains its decision to ban Israeli athletes from taking part in the World Para Swimming Championships in July.

FINA clears swimmers to compete in independent events

BERLIN (Reuters) - FINA on Tuesday allowed athletes to take part in independent competitions in a bid to settle a financial dispute, but the world swimming federation said results from those events will require its approval to be considered as official.

Welson breaks Bego’s long-standing 100m freestyle record

KUALA LUMPUR: Welson Sim (pic) struck an item off his bucket list when he broke Daniel Bego’s long-standing national record in the 100m freestyle recently.

Malaysia maintains stand on prohibiting Israeli athletes from competing in World Para Swimming Championships

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The government maintains its stand of prohibiting Israeli athletes from competing in the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in Kuching from July 29 to Aug 4, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

She’s out of sync

KUALA LUMPUR: The exodus of foreign coaches continues in the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia with Chinese coach Long Yan being no longer in charge of the national synchro swimming team.

Glory days: Malaysia’s synchronised swimmers Gan Hua Wei (left) and Zylane Lee Yhing Huey posing with their duet free routine gold medals at the 2017 KL Sea Games.

WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by their year-end deadline and it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

Arvin determined to swim for Malaysia in the SEA Games

PETALING JAYA: One rarely comes across a swimmer of Sikh descent, but Arvin Shaun Singh is determined to go far in the sport.

A winner: Arvin Shaun Singh of Terengganu celebrating after winning the 1,500m gold medal in the September Sukma in Perak. Now he is eyeing a place in the national swimming team.

Governing body FINA says it wants more athlete input

LONDON (Reuters) - World swimming's governing body FINA has said that it will look for new ways to improve its structure after several world and Olympic champions raised concerns at a summit in London this week.

Five-times Olympic champion Franklin retires at 23

(Reuters) - Missy Franklin, the 2012 World Swimmer of the Year, announced her retirement on Wednesday at age 23, citing intense pain from shoulder injuries that have dogged her for nearly three years.

Peaty leads call for fair pay from governing body

LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming's governing body FINA needs to show more transparency and give 50 percent of its revenues to athletes, Britain's Olympic and world breastroke champion Adam Peaty said on Wednesday as he also warned that the sport had 'no integrity'.