2018 Japan Swim: Kengo Ida Fires Off New 50 Fly National Mark


In addition to 17-year-old Rikako Ikee dropping her own 100m butterfly national record on night 2 of the 2018 Japan Swim, Kengo Ida also did some damage on the men’s side of the fly. Competing in the 50m sprint, Ida dropped a massive 23.40 to check-in with a new personal best, but also a new national record. His time tonight overtook the previous NR of 23.45

Ida entered tonight’s final as the 3rd seeded swimmer after his 23.95 outing this morning. But 26-year-old was able to drop half a second off of that effort to stand atop the podium, bettering his 4th place finish (23.70) from th 2017 edition of this same meet.

The newly-minted national record holder will contest the 100m fly later in the meet here in Tokyo.

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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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