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Ending with a big splash

PETALING JAYA: Welson Sim splashed to his second silver medal to bring his campaign in the New South Wales Championships to a wonderful end.

Wel on track for Tokyo

PETALING JAYA: Welson Sim showed he’s on course to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games after splashing to another record-breaking performance in Australia.

Big splash: Welson Sim beat Olympic champion Mack Horton en route to the 400m silver medal in a new national record time of 3:49.29 at the New South Wales championships yesterday.

Doping - WADA appeals over swimming federation decision on Sun Yang

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed to sport's highest tribunal over a swimming federation decision involving China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang.

Swimming - Peaty sees new league making millionaires in the pool

LONDON (Reuters) - A new professional league launching this year will reward clean swimmers and see more of them make millions for their efforts, Britain's Olympic and world breaststroke champion Adam Peaty said on Wednesday.

Governing bodies need to adapt to changes in world sport - report

BERLIN (Reuters) - International sports federations must adapt to the rapid transformation in world sport, including growing athlete autonomy, or risk losing control of the industry, a report said on Thursday.

Down Under stint paying dividends

PETALING JAYA: The decision to go for training attachment in Melbourne is paying off as Welson Sim once again upstaged the top Australian swimmers in their own backyard.

Welson stuns Olympic champ Horton to win 400m freestyle gold

PETALING JAYA: It’s not everyday a Malaysian swimmer gets the better of a reigning Olympic champion.

Welson Sim celebrates after winning in the Final 200meter freestyle Men final at the National Aquatic centre in KL Sport City in Bukit Jalil.AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Swimming - Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who won six titles at last year's Asian Games and was considered a strong medal contender for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said on Tuesday she had been diagnosed with leukaemia.

European Games in search of identity in Minsk amid growing competition

ATHENS (Reuters) - The second edition of the European Games this summer is the main gateway to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for European athletes but the multi-sports event is still in search of a clear identity amid growing competition.

NSC continue search for new coach after Bart’s rejection

SHAH ALAM: The National Sports Council (NSC) are not losing sleep over Polish Bart Kizierowski’s decision to reject a coaching job offer in Malaysia.