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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Open water event in Shek O launches unique 13-race global circuit targeting all athletes Hong Kong is first in new 'F1 series' Hong Kong on Saturday launches the first race in a newly created world open water series, dubbed "a new F1 circuit for swimming". The World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global network of 13 races, will unlock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551386/hong-kong-takes-centre-stage-first-new-f1-series-swimmers
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Craig Nortje wins Jax Coco Shek O Challenge

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:36am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Splashing success Hong Kong played the perfect host for the first race of the new World Open Water Swimming Series, the Jax Coco Shek O Challenge, on Saturday. Craig Nortje, 36, (left) ... The run was won by David Gething, the canoe race by Tsim Yick-yuen and the team event by Hong Kong Football Club.  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1552993/splashing-success
  3. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps finishes 0.2 seconds behind Ryan Lochte in his first comeback race

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:11am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press American great second in his first race for 20 months Michael Phelps has lost in the first final of his comeback after a 20-month retirement in the 100-metre butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night. Lochte touched first in 51.93 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year. Phelps took second in 52.13 in his first meet since retiring after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1496525/michael-phelps-finishes-02-seconds-behind-ryan-lochte-his-first
  4. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    I'm comfortable being gay, says Thorpe

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... in 2006 after a glittering career in which he ruled the pool from 1998 to 2004, taking nine Olympic medals and 11 world titles and setting 13 long-course world records. He returned to racing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1553516/im-comfortable-being-gay-says-thorpe
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    1,800 people make a splash in Victoria Harbour race

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com 1,800 make a splash in Victoria Harbour race World champions took on the choppy waters of Victoria Harbour, while many leisure swimmers had their first taste of the recently revived race yesterday. Held for the third time since it was suspended after 1978, about 1,800 swimmers took part in the annual New World Harbour Race- up from last year's 1,600- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1325981/1800-people-make-splash-victoria-harbour-race
  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps registers first win in pool comeback

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Reuters

    ... butterfly final. He also qualified for the 200m freestyle final but scratched from the race after achieving his goal in the heats – qualifying for this year’s US national championships, which double ... Lochte at his comeback in suburban Phoenix last month but touched the wall first on Friday. Lochte was not in the race, watching from the stands as he recovers from a knee injury, allowing Phelps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1514232/michael-phelps-registers-first-win-pool-comeback
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Thomas Lurz tops major names lured to Cross Harbour race

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Cash injection into Hong Kong race woos overseas swimmers to revived event Lurz tops major names lured to Cross Harbour Top German long-distance swimmer Thomas Lurz will head a strong cast of overseas swimmers in the international segment of the New World Cross Harbour race on October 6, as organisers pump in money for the first time in a bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314730/thomas-lurz-tops-major-names-lured-cross-harbour-race
  8. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Ryan Lochte gets a little glimpse of mortality

    Posted May 26th 2014, 09:24pm by Associated Press

    ... turning his focus to different races, knowing that he will need to do shorter distances as he moves into his 30s. A newcomer to Lochte's programme is the 100m butterfly, which puts him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1519687/ryan-lochte-gets-little-glimpse-mortality
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Race is on to win prime time use of new Victoria Park pools

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Three aquatic disciplines are competing to lock in training access to Victoria Park complex Race is on to win prime time use of new pools The race is on among three aquatic disciplines to see which one will get prime time use of the new indoor swimming pool at Victoria Park, which will open on Monday. Water polo, diving and synchronised swimming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1308871/three-aquatic-sports-tussle-get-prime-time-use-new-victoria-park
  10. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Is Michael Phelps being foolish in coming out of retirement?

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:05am by Associated Press

    ... or eight events at the Olympics or world championships. No more gruelling individual medleys. This time, it's about taking on fewer and shorter races than the 22-time Olympic medallist did ... probably just a training meet. He's probably just trying to get his feel back for races." In Mesa, Phelps will swim 100 free and 100 fly preliminaries on the first day. Then, if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1489557/michael-phelps-being-foolish-coming-out-retirement

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