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Doping - WADA close to deciding on new president

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) could have chosen a new president by Tuesday with Poland's Witold Banka, a former middle distance runner, and Marcos Diaz, a Hall of Fame swimmer from the Dominican Republic, competing to lead the troubled body.

Swimming - Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan's Ikee

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday her treatment is proceeding smoothly but sometimes she feels her "heart might break".

Alicia dreams of SEA Games show after Malaysian Open success

KUALA LUMPUR: Alicia Li Ann Soosai is already dreaming of making her debut in the SEA Games.

Coach Martin impressed by Welson’s dedication

PETALING JAYA: National swimming coach Chris Martin (pic) heaped praises on Welson Sim’s performances after watching the Malaysian ace in action for the first time since he took charge early this month.

Sarawakian Welson Sim wins 1,500m but timing far off Jeffrey’s 28-year-old record

KUALA LUMPUR: National freestyle ace Welson Sim splashed his way to a fourth gold medal at the Malaysian Open by winning the 1,500m – but he wasn’t celebrating.

Not in his element: Welson Sim failed in his bid to break Jeffrey Ong’s 1,500m freestyle record set in 1991. A tired Welson could only clock 16:08.90 en route to the gold medal yesterday. — Bernama

Double joy in the pool

KUALA LUMPUR: Sebastian Soon finally got his revenge in the pool.

Sebastian posing with his gold medal

Training stint Down Under helps Welson set new meet record

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Welson Sim’s four month training stint in Melbourne, Australia, has done him a world of good.

At Fu-ll throttle

KUALA LUMPUR: One doesn’t need to train with the national team to be excellent.

Well done!: Ng Jing Fu smashed the 100m breaststroke national record in the Malaysian Open at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday. - — S.S. KANESAN/The Star

Spotlight on Welson but young guns eager to shine

PETALING JAYA: Welson Sim will be the star attraction but a few young upstarts will be out to impress as well in the Malaysia Open swimming championship in Bukit Jalil starting today.

Still winning but Kevin’s not making a comeback

PETALING JAYA: A decade of Malaysia Open victories is something not many can boast of but it’s not enough to make Kevin Yeap reconsider a comeback to defend his open water swimming title at the Manila SEA Games in No­­vember.

Still good: Kevin Yeap posing with the gold medal after winning the 5km Open category in the Malaysia Open Water Swimming Championship in Putrajaya yesterday.