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Razorbacks in Rome

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks in Rome

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas swimmers Yi-Ting Siow, Erica Totten and Lynette Ng are in Rome, Italy this week to compete in the 13th FINA World Championships, July 26-August 2.

Competing for her home country of Malaysia, Siow will swim in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events and the 200 individual medley. Siow is no stranger to international competition, representing Malaysia in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics. She holds Malaysian records in the 50-, 100- and 200- breast and the 200 IM. After joining Arkansas in the pool in January, Siow set Razorback records in the 200 breast and 200 IM.

Totten, competing for the Republic of the Philippines, will swim four events, at the FINA Championships, competing in the 200-, 400- and 800 freestyle events and the 200 fly. Totten holds Filipino records in both the 400 and 800 free and the 200 and 400 IM.

Ng, the Arkansas record holder in the 100 backstroke, is set to swim in the 100 back event for the Singapore National Team.

The FINA Championships, which include such disciplines as swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronized swimming are held every two years. Rome is hosting the championships for the second time after hosting the seventh FINA Championships in 1994.

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Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)