Daiya Seto Secures 4IM 4-Peat With Gold In Hangzhou


  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • Live Results (Omega)

After upsetting South African Chad Le Clos in the men’s 200m butterfly, earning a new World Record in the process, Japanese powerhouse Daiya Seto made more history in Hangzhou at these Short Course World Championships. Winning tonight’s 400m IM in a monster time of 3:56.43, Seto earned his 4th consecutive world title in the event.

Seto established himself as the clear leader after this morning’s prelims, taking the top seed in a comfortable 4:00.50, over 4 seconds ahead of next-closest competitor Brandonn Almeida of Brazil.

This evening, however, Seto turned on all the engines to fire off his winning effort of 3:56.43, a time just .10 outside his own personal best and within a second of American Ryan Lochte’s WR of 3:55.50 that’s been on the books for 8 years.

Of his 4-peat performance, Seto said, “I am happy to be able to win four consecutive games, but I was afraid that I was aiming for a world record, which I regret. I am going to train with the focus on the challenge of the endurance.” (Google Translate)

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The Japanese swimmers are on pace for a good showing in Tokyo. Kalisz will have some tough competition.


Kalisz has been put on notice awhile ago – so he knows – which bodes well for us fans

Captain Ahab

Holy issshh!!!! That’s moving out! That converts to a 3:52 50 long course meters. Phelps Long Course 50 meter 400IM might be in jeopardy 2019 summer.

WV Swimmer

the swim swam SCM to LCM is basically broken….a conversion rate used in NCAA is 0.906 for all races except 400/800/1500 frees.

Convert time to seconds -> multiply by 0.906 -> yards time in seconds


It actually was 3.56 not 3.46. There is a typo.



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