2016 Japanese National Championships

Frustration Reigns On Final Day Of 2016 Japanese Olympic Trials

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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WATCH Kosuke Hagino Break Japanese Record in 200 IM (RACE VIDEO)

2016 JAPAN SWIM (JAPANESE OLYMPIC TRIALS) Monday, April 4th – Sunday, April 10th Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center Prelims at…

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A Closer Look At Rie Kaneto’s 2:19.65 200 Breast JPN National Record

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.

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Hagino, Kaneto Make Big-Time Statements On Day 6 Finals Of JPN Trials

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).

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

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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A Closer Look At Rie Kaneto’s 2:19.65 200 Breast JPN National Record

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.

Hagino, Kaneto Make Big-Time Statements On Day 6 Finals Of JPN Trials

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).

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

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.

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 5 Finals Live Recap: Hagino Drops The Hammer

Bold, statement-making swim from 21-year-old Kosuke Hagino. 1:55.98 in the men’s 200 IM to score the #1 time in the world.

Japanese Men’s Team: Where They’re Strong, They’re Extremely Strong

Let’s take a high-level look at the strong and not-so-strong angles of the Japanese men’s swimming team in the midst of what’s happening at Trials in Tokyo.

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WATCH Kosuke Hagino Break Japanese Record in 200 IM (RACE VIDEO)

2016 JAPAN SWIM (JAPANESE OLYMPIC TRIALS) Monday, April 4th – Sunday, April 10th Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center Prelims at…

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Frustration Reigns On Final Day Of 2016 Japanese Olympic Trials

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.

Breaststroking Legend Kosuke Kitajima Reportedly Announces Retirement

At the immediate conclusion of tonight’s finals of the Japanese Olympic Trials taking place in Tokyo, legendary breaststroker Kosuke Kitajima reportedly announced his retirement.

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

Reigning 400IM World Champion, Daiya Seto, will try to hold off teammate Kosuke Hagino in the morning 200m IM race in Tokyo.

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

The current women’s 200 butterfly World Champion, Natsumi Hoshi, will be in the pool today trying to claim a Japanese national title in the event in Tokyo.

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

We’ll get our first glimpse of Ryosuke Irie as he takes on the 100 backstroke field on day 2 of the Japanese Olympic Trials.

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