Shioura Reportedly Added To Japan’s Olympic Roster For Relay

World Championships finalist Shinri Shioura has reportedly been granted a spot on the japansese Oympic roster on the 400m free relay.


Kawamoto Clocks 50 Fly Japanese Record To Close Out Trials

The men’s 50m butterfly saw its national record go down at the hands of Takeshi Kawamoto on this last day of competition at the Japanese Olympic Trials.

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No Additional Names Added As JASF Finalizes Host Nation’s OLY Roster

The Japanese Olympic roster sits just shy of 30 in terms of strict qualifiers. We’ll find out soon if the JASF grants any other spots.


Rikako Ikee Wraps Up Remarkable 4th Gold At Trials Just 7 Months Post-Return

Rikako Ikee topped the podium in both the 50m fly and 50m free to wrap up her impressive Japanese Olympic Trials campaign.


Rule, Epitropov Set National Records During PSS Prelims

During the prelims session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, two countries saw national records fall by Remedy Rule and Lyubomir Epitropov.

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Japan’s Olympic Roster Nears 30-Strong With One Trials Day Left

20-year-old Waka Kobori added another event to her Olympic lineup, qualifying for the women’s 800m free tonight in Tokyo.

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Six Men Go Sub-52 In 100 Fly Final At Japanese Olympic Trials

Takeshi Kawamoto, the newly-minted Japanese national record holder, was among the 6 100m fly finalists who all got under 52 seconds in the race.


2021 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 7 Finals Live Recap

Takeshi Kawamoto tied the longstanding Japanese national record in the 100 fly in semi-finals but it all comes down to the final tonight.


Omoto and Ikee Sail Through to 50 Free Semifinals at Japan Swim Day 7 Prelims

Rikako Ikee moved into the semifinals with ease in the 50 free, going 25.39 for second this morning behind Rika Omoto (25.33).


Hagino Qualifies For Home-Based Olympic Games In 200 IM

Kosuke Hagino has successfully qualified in the men’s 200m IM, the event that will be his sole individual race in Tokyo this summer.


2021 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Rikako Ikee already made the Japanese Olympic team in the medley relay but she’ll try to add a freestyle event tonight in Tokyo.


Rikako Ikee Wows With Another Meet Title, Olympic Relay Berth

20-year-old leukemia survivor Rikako IKee has proven once again that she is a fighter in and out of the pool, capturing her 2nd Olympic relay berth.


Kawamoto Matches Over Decade-Old JPN Record In 100 Fly

Takeshi Kawamoto staked his claim on an Olympic berth in the men’s 100m fly, scorching a lifetime best of 51.00 to match the Japanese national record.

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Top 12 Swimmers Separated by 1 Second in Men’s 100 Fly at Japan Trials

During prelims, Naoki Mizunuma out touched Takeshi Kawamoto (above) by .16, leading a pack of 12 swimmers who finished with times between 51.92 and 52.92.

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Former WR Holder Watanabe On Surprise Loss: “Swimming Can Be Cruel”

Former world record holder Ippei Watanabe suffered an unexpected loss tonight in Tokyo, watching his Olympic prospects dwindle away in the 200m breaststroke.