Nakamura Clocks 48.13 100 Free At Kosuke Kitajima Cup

2018 KOSUKE KITAJIMA CUP

  • Saturday, January 27th & Sunday, January 28th
  • Tatsumi International Swim Centre
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Meet Site
  • LCM
  • Results

The line-up at Tatsumi International Swim Centre lost some of its luster when Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino wound up not competing due to illness and his medal-winning-partner-in-crime Daiya Seto also bowed out of day 2 due to illness. Nevertheless, at the 2018 Kosuke Kitajima Cup there were still several notable performances by ones to watch come Tokyo 2020, including by the Male and Female Swimmers of the Meet, Katsumi Nakamura and Yui Ohashi.

For Nakamura, the Japanese national record holder pulled a speedy double, claiming wins over the 50m and 100m freestyle events In the former, the 23-year-old clocked a solid time of 22.15 to take the victory, while in the latter he notched a head-turning effort of 48.13. That 100m free mark is just .14 off of his own NR of 47.99 set at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The Olympian’s splash n ‘dash performance from this weekend now checks the sprinter in as 8th in the world, just .03 ahead of Japanese teammate Shinri Shioura. In the 100m event, Nakamura is now positioned as #2 in the world, with his 48.13 mark sitting just .21 away from leader Ning Zetao of China.

2017-2018 LCM MEN 50 FREE

2Bruno
FRATUS
BRA21.3504/21
3Andrea
VERGANI
ITA21.3708/08
4Kristian
GKOLOMEEV
GRE21.4408/09
4Vladimir
MOROZOV
RUS21.4408/08
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2017-2018 LCM MEN 100 FREE

2Katsumi
NAKAMURA
JPN47.8702/18
3Alessandro
MIRESSI
ITA47.9208/12
3Zetao
NING
CHN47.9209/01
5Pedro Henrique
SILVA SPAJARI
BRA47.9504/19
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For her part, World Championship medalist Yui Ohashi nabbed wins across both the 200m IM and 400m IM, clocking world-class times in each, under heavy training. Ohashi took the 400m IM event in a mark of 4:39.44, her season-best while representing the only competitor of the field to earn a time under the 4:40 threshold. The 22-year-old’s time falls within the top 5 outings in the world so far this season:

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 400 IM

YuiJPN
OHHASHI
04/08
4.30.82
2Fantine
LESAFFRE
FRA4.34.1708/03
3Ilaria
CUSINATO
ITA4.34.6506/30
4Ally
McHUGH
USA4.34.8007/27
5Aimee
WILLMOTT
GBR4.34.9004/05
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In the sprint IM, Ohashi logged a winning effort of 2:10.00, keeping her situated as 2nd fastest worldwide, slightly faster than the 2:10.31 she produced last September.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 200 IM

YuiJPN
OHASHI
08/11
2.08.16
2Kathleen
BAKER
USA2.08.3207/29
3Seoyeong
KIM
KOR2.08.3408/24
4Sydney
PICKREM
CAN2.09.0708/11
5Melanie
MARGALIS
USA2.09.4307/29
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2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 200 IM

YuiJPN
OHASHI
08/11
2.08.16
2Kathleen
BAKER
USA2.08.3207/29
3Seoyeong
KIM
KOR2.08.3408/24
4Sydney
PICKREM
CAN2.09.0708/11
5Melanie
MARGALIS
USA2.09.4307/29
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Seto did make an appearance in the Tatsumi International Pool, taking the men’s 400m IM event handily in a time of 4:13.93. Even under heavy training and with an illness that took him out of day 2 competition, Seto’s time is enough to rocket the Olympic medalist into the 3rd slot among the world’s fastest in the event this season.

2017-2018 LCM MEN 400 IM

ChaseUSA
KALISZ
08/09
4.07.95
2Daiya
SETO
JPN4.08.7908/22
3Jay
LITHERLAND
USA4.10.2107/27
4Kosuke
HAGINO
JPN4.10.2508/22
5David
VERRASZTO
HUN4.10.6508/09
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Pvdh

48.1 freestyle, royal rumble winner all in one day!

Philip

That swim by Nakamura is legit.

LPman

That freestyle has always been a weak link for the Japanese men’s medley. Seems that is not the case anymore. Would be nice to see Japan put together a good 4 x 100 medley for the home crowd in 2020.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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