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Yasuhiro Koseki Fires Off 25.91 50 Breast Asian Record At 29 Years Of Age

29-year-old Yasuhiro Koseki became Japan’s first-ever man to get under the 26-second threshold in the short course meters 50 breaststroke.

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Watch Hinomoto’s Electric 55.77 SCM 100 Breast

Yuya Hinomoto fired off a new Japanese national record of 55.77 in the men’s SCM 100 breast. Watch how it happened in Tokyo here.

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Daiya Seto Rocks 100 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly Tough Triple In Tokyo

Daiya Seto took on a tenacious triple of the 100 IM, 400 IM and 200 fly on day 1 of these Japanese Short Course Championships.

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Yuya Hinomoto Clocks 55.77 SCM 100 Breast JPN Record, #5 All-Time

24-year-old Yuya Hinomoto fired off the fastest 100 breaststroke of his career, hitting 55.77 as the #5 performer all-time in the event.

Doha Stage Set For Matt Sates & Hwang Sunwoo 200 Free Battle

We have a week until the next FINA World Cup stop happening in Doha but we’re already looking at the intense battles which lay ahead.

A Closer Look At The ‘Stealthy Six’ Men Set To Disrupt The Paris 2024 Olympics

There are just over 1,000 days until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games but we’re already examining the men’s sprint freestyle talent that awaits.

Ippei Watanabe To Make First Major Race Appearance This Weekend

Former 200 breaststroke WR holder Ippei Watanabe has been quiet since missing out on the Olympic squad but he’s set to race in his native Japan this weekend.

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Rio Olympic Medalist Yuki Kobori Of Japan Retires at 27

Japan’s Yuki Kobori, medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, has announced his retirement from swimming at the age of 27.

South Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo Posts 1:58.04 In Just His 2nd 200 IM Performance

18-year-old Hwang Sunwoo just clocked another South Korean national record, producing a time of 1:58.04 in just his 2nd 200 IM swim ever.

Kaito Tabuchi Now Ranks #6 Among Japanese Men LCM 400 IM Performers

The final day of the 2021 Japan Student Swimming Championships wrapped up on Sunday, with Olympians Tomoru Honda and Shoma Sato among those back in the water.

WADA Revokes Russian Lab; Suspends N. Korea, Thailand, Indonesian Doping Orgs

In what was a busy week for the global anti-doping authority, WADA has suspended and sanctioned three Asian nations’ status, including 2036 Olympic bidder Indonesia (above).

Tanaka Continues Fly Rampage With 51.13 PB At JPN Student C’ships

Day 3 of the 97th Japan Student Swimming Championships brought the heat in the men’s 100m fly, courtesy of Daiki Tanaka.

Olympic Silver Medalist Tomoru Honda & Daiki Tanaka Each Post 1:54 LCM 200 Fly

Tomoru Honda and teammate Daiki Tanaka each posted a 200m fly time that would have finished among the top 4 at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Rikako Ikee Reaps Gold On Night 1 Of Japan Student Swimming C’ships

21-year-old leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee got started here on night 1 at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center, taking 50m free gold.

Ikee & Sato Head To Japan Student Swimming C’ships Later This Week

The Japan Student Swimming Championships are set to get underway this week, with Olympians ready to represent their schools in pursuit of the team trophy.