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Swimming - Sun asks CAS for public hearing over doping case

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang has asked sport's highest tribunal to hold a public hearing of his doping case in order to give him the chance to clear his name, lawyers for the Chinese swimmer have said.

Win or lose, Peaty stands to gain at world championships

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Losing is not something Adam Peaty does, or thinks about, very often but even if the Olympic breaststroke champion comes up short at the world swimming championships in South Korea it is unlikely to dent his confidence one little bit.

Swimming - Australia in dark over Jack withdrawal from world championships

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Shayna Jack's shock withdrawal from the swimming world championships in Gwangju remains a mystery to the Australian team, coach Michael Bohl has said.

Swimming: Sun doping case needs more 'clarity', says Australia coach

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's head swimming coach has questioned a panel decision to clear Sun Yang of wrongdoing in refusing a doping test and urged anti-doping authorities to provide more transparency over the Chinese swimmer's case.

Welson cautious of threat from Vietnamese duo

SHAH ALAM: Welson Sim admits he is wary of the Vietnamese threat ahead of his 200m and 400m freestyle titles defence at the Philippines SEA Games in November.

Welson: ‘The Vietnamese are very strict and secretive, I can’t seem to find any updates on them on social media.’ — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Make a splash!

PETALING JAYA: Swimmer Welson Sim needs to produce a mighty splash to secure an Olympic ticket at the World Aquatics Championships this weekend.

The best strategy: Welson Sim qualified for five freestyle events but will only take part in the 100m, 200m and 400m at the World Aquatics Championships this weekend. — Bernama

Tokyo Olympic stadium 90% finished, to open in December

TOKYO (Reuters) - With the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a little over a year away, the National Stadium, set to be the centrepiece of the Games, is 90% completed and will open its doors for the first time in December.

Positive outlook

PETALING JAYA: Diver Loh Zhiayi is not the type of person who will sink into despair.

And Tia’a makes it four

PETALING JAYA: Gwangju, here I come! National swimmer Tia’a Faang Der has booked his ticket for his maiden World Aquatic Champion­ships in South Korea next month after beating the men’s 200m butterfly qualifying mark en route to a bronze-medal finish at the Singapore Open yesterday.

One good turn deserves another – and Nurul needs no reminders

PETALING JAYA: Former swim queen Nurul Huda Abdullah wants to contribute back to the sport by setting up her own academy.