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Despite coming within .02 of a second of her Japanese National Record and World Junior Record, Rikako Ikee fell just short of the strict Japanese Olympic-qualifying standard in the women’s 50m freestyle tonight.
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2016 JAPAN SWIM (JAPANESE OLYMPIC TRIALS) Monday, April 4th – Sunday, April 10th Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center Prelims at…
Veteran Japanese swimmer Rie Kaneto just surpassed her own Japanese National Record to become the first woman ever from her nation to clock a mark under 2:20.00 in the 200m breaststroke event.
If Kosuke Hagino dropped the hammer earlier in the meet with his 1:45.50 200 free victory, he unloaded an entire arsenal in clinching the new Japanese National Record in the 200 IM (1:55.07).
We didn’t see any 100m freestyle Olympic qualifiers yesterday, but we’ll see if anyone can meet the stiff Japanese standards in the splash n’ dash today.
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