Ye Shiwen

Pressure to reform mounts on China sports system

Foreign-coached Li Jinzhe's winning long jump at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai.

As the focus shifts to China's next showcase sporting event, the 2015 World Athletics Championships in the capital, experts say that less intense foreign coaching schemes yield better results than the gruelling state training regimes.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:55am

Talking points

Japan steps up diplomatic push

Beijing releases economic data

18 Jan 2013 - 1:50am

Short Sport, January 17, 2013

A new tournament in China is among the highlights of the 28-event LPGA 2013 schedule announced this week. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

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.

Ye, 16, who took Olympic gold in the 200m and 400m medleys in London, beat Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and Hannah Miley of Great Britain.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

American Ryan Lochte star of short-course swimming

Ye Shiwen in action during the 400m individual medley at the world short-course swimming championships in Istanbul. Photo: Xinhua

US swimmer Ryan Lochte bagged two golds on the opening day of the world short-course championships to add to the five medals he won in the London Olympics.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Short Sport, December 13, 2012

Olympic sensation Ye Shiwen will swim in Australia. Photo: Xinhua

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has named Rob Howley, Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell as his assistants for next year's tour of Australia. Both Howley and Rowntree will be undertaking their second Lions tours and Farrell will be on his first. 

13 Dec 2012 - 3:51am