A Semi-Monthly Wrap-up of News from Around the World by Sports Publications Intl.
April 10, 2012
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Japan Announces Olympic Team of 27 Swimmers
TOKYO, Japan. WITH seven days of the Japanese Olympic Trials coming to the end, the following Olympic team roster was introduced right after the final race of the day. The national team members were selected by Japan's own qualifying standard with no exception. These 27 members broke the standard and made the team including relay members. Out of this team roster, the final decision on which events each swimmer would be competing in London will be decided later. For example, Takuro Fujii did not qualify for an individual event, making the team only for the men's 400m medley relay. But he may swim 100m butterfly in London if team director and head national coach decide so.
Chinese Long Course Nationals: Sun Yang Clocks World-Leader in 1500 Free
SHAOXING, China. SUN Yang cruised to a world-leading time in the men's 1500 free during the next-to-last day of the Chinese Long Course Nationals being held in Shaoxing.
FINA Announces Doha, Qatar as Host of 2014 World Short Course Championships
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. FINA, together with the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Swimming Association, has the pleasure to announce that following the decision of the FINA Bureau, the City of Doha (QAT) has been awarded the organisation of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), in December 2014.
Canadian Olympic Trials: Sinead Russell Lowers Canadian Record; Summer Mortimer, Benoit Huot Down Paralympic World Records
MONTREAL, Canada. THE Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Trials came to a close in Montreal with another handful of new Canadian Olympians earning spots on the 2012 London Olympic squad.
Spanish Open National Championships: Mireia Belmonte Garcia Doubles, Sets Another Spanish Record
MALAGA, Spain. MIREIA Belmonte Garcia wrapped up an impressive meet with another Spanish record during the final day of the Spanish Open National Championships.
Hungarian National Championships: Bence Biczo Clips Laszlo Cseh in Exciting Finish
DEBRECEN, Hungary. THE third day of action at the Hungarian National Championships featured several exciting finishes, including one by the slimmest of margins.
YMCA Short Course Nationals: Sarasota Claims Combined Team Title; Hali Flickinger Bests YMCA Standard
GREENSBORO, North Carolina. THE 2012 YMCA Short Course Nationals came to a close with Sarasota holding on to win the combined team title over Middle Tyger. Meanwhile, York's Hali Flickinger shot down her YMCA mark in the women's 200 fly.
USA Swimming Grand Prix, Indianapolis: Michael Phelps Blazes World-Best Time in 200 IM
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. THE USA Swimming Grand Prix in Indianapolis came to a close with some scintillating swims throughout the final night, including a blastoff in the 200 IM from superstar Michael Phelps.
Purdue Invitational: Martin Grodzki Enters Long Course Season After Setting 1650 Free NCAA Record
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana. NEWLY-minted NCAA record holder Martin Grodzki of Georgia checked in with a 15:27.27 to win the men's 1500 free at the Purdue Invitational, which served as the overflow meet this week for the overbooked USA Swimming Grand Prix held in Indianapolis.
Montenegro Wins Men's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. GREECE, Montenegro, Romania and Spain were the four qualified teams for the 2012 Olympic Games earning their "tickets" at the Men's Water Polo Qualification Tournament held in Edmonton (CAN), from April 1-8. Montenegro won the competition by beating Spain 12-9 in the final match, while Greece got the bronze, triumphing over Romania by 14-10.
Joseph Locke To Try, Try Again
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, San Francisco. "THROUGHOUT the swim, I was calculating how much time I have, before I blank out. [As I was approaching the Farallon Islands], I could see the rocks but I was hurting, said Joseph Locke. "My arms or shoulders didn't hurt, it was just the cold. As soon as I jumped in, I knew it was cold and I knew it was going to be a difficult swim."
World Swimming Majors - Historical Rankings
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. THE World Swimming Majors data base has compiled information on thousands of open water swimmers in 30 major marathon swims around the world over the last 130 years. The 30 events are listed on the World Swimming Majors site here.
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Going the Distance
China s Sun Yang, the world record holder in the men s 1500 meter freestyle, is the favorite for a gold medal in that event come London. And he also has the ability to medal in the 200 and 400 free as well.

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