Medley Swimming

Ye Shiwen wins short-course 200m individual medley

Ye Shiwen pushes to the line in the 200m medley. Photo: AFP

Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen added the world short-course 200-metre individual medley title to her two Olympic golds when she clinched victory in two minutes, 4.64 seconds in Istanbul.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 4:43am

Science journal apologises over Ye controversy

Science journal Nature has apologised to Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen and its readers for a controversial article that some interpreted as supporting unproven doping accusations against her.

In an editor's note released on its website on Monday, Nature admitted an error in its data about Ye's performance, and the 'absence of a more detailed discussion' of statistics.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Phelps makes bigger splash but Owens is greatest of all

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is Michael Phelps the fairest of them all? The American merman is certainly the most successful Olympian of all time, but is he the greatest?

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

athlete of the week

Name Teresa Chung Yan-ting School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Six Sport Swimming

Achievements

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Swimming

Swimming is excellent exercise. It has developed into a competitive sport. The swimmer who completes a given distance fastest wins the competition.

A swimming style is called a stroke. There are four types of strokes in swimming.

Strokes

5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Fong to miss contest

Swimmer-turned-singer Alex Fong Lik-sun will miss this week's Pan Pacific Championships in Japan because of his lack of form. The 22-year-old will compete in the 100-metre backstroke at the Asian Games, but may be omitted from the medley relay.

22 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Saints make a splash in competition

Swimmers from St Stephen's College, Stanley, and St Paul's Secondary School put in strong performances in last week's Inter- school Swimming Championships Division II events.

In the boys' contest, St Stephen's College scored 73 points overall, followed by Raimondi College with 66 and Pui Ching Middle School with 65.

12 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Tsai smashes HK record

Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai shattered the Hong Kong women's 400 metres individual medley record at the Hong Kong Championships - but it still wasn't good enough to meet the Olympic 'B' qualifying time.

6 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Fong achieves Olympic mark

ALEX Fong Lik-sun yesterday reached the qualifying Olympic 'B' standard in the men's 400 metres individual medley and then said he was in no hurry to meet qualifying times in his other favoured events.

5 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Diocesan schools triumph in Kowloon Park battle

The Diocesan boys' (DBS) and girls' (DGS) schools retained their Division One titles at the Inter-school Swimming Championships at Kowloon Park.

Cheering teams packed the stands to support the swimmers.

St Joseph's College (SJC) battled hard to win the Grade A team title, scoring two crucial victories in the relays that gave them a lead of just four points.

5 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Hopping pools gives Ying Wa swimmers record-making edge

A change of venue may well have been the reason that as many as 11 records fell at the Ying Wa College annual swimming gala.

This year the gala had to be held at two separate pools. The first round of competitions were at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool and the final events were at the indoor swimming pool at Kowloon Park.

16 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Dominant Chinese sound Cup warning

CHINESE swimmers sounded a warning to their World Cup short-course rivals, sweeping nine of the 17 gold medals on offer in the first leg of the eight-meeting series at Hong Kong's Kowloon Park Pool last night.

China's dominance in the Epson-sponsored event came despite their coaches admitting that the swimmers have yet to attain peak performance.

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Diocesan kings of the pool

DIOCESAN Boys' School overcame a strong challenge from St Joseph's College to retain the overall championship at the inter-school swimming competition held recently at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool.

8 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Big splash by Queen's

IT was like a festival even though it was just a swimming meet.

When Young Post attended Queen's College annual championships last week, the setting was one of a sea of flags and deafening roars.

When the Queen's College boys set their minds on cheering for their swimmers, everything that could make some sound and make a scene was summoned.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

GSIS boys surge to victory

GERMAN Swiss International School beat Pui Ching Middle School by 246-158 on the overall standings to clinch the boys' overall championship at the Division Two inter-school swimming competition, held recently at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool.

6 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

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