After seeing no new World Championships qualifiers on night 2, the penultimate session of the 2019 Japan Open notched a new name on the nation’s roster for Gwangju.
Including $4,000 for his share of a relay win, Michael Andrew earned $28,000 on Friday in Indianapolis on day 1 of the final stop of the 2019 FINA Champions Swim Series.
Hiroko Makino produced the #6 200m fly time in the world to add her name to Japan’s roster for this summer’s World Championships.
On day 3 of the 2019 Japan Open, Hungary’s Kristof Milak topped the men’s 200m fly podium over host country Olympian and reigning SCM 200 fly World Record holder Daiya Seto.
Whereas yesterday we saw 2 additional Japanese swimmers make the roster for this summer’s World Championships, today no new names were added to the list.
Yui Ohashi rocked another world-class 400m IM to notch the only World Championships qualifying time on day 2 of the 2019 Japan Open.
While competing on night 1 of the 2019 Japan Open, reigning SCM 200 fly World Record holder Daiya Seto threw down an eye-catching performance in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
Yasuhiro Koseki clinched a World Championships qualifying time in the men’s 100m breaststroke, but reigning SCM 200 fly World Record holder Daiya Seto wasn’t far behind.
Reona Aoki moved into the #4 slot among the women’s 100m breast world rankings, clinching a spot on Japan’s World Championships roster in the process.
Joseph Schooling made two finals for night 1 of the 2019 Japan Open, whereas his fly rival Kristof Milak of Hungary wasn’t as fortunate.
Yui Ohashi will be back at it this week, competing at the Japan Open, the final qualifier for this summer’s World Championships.
Three of the world’s best male butterfliers are about to take flight in Tokyo, as Japan’s Daiya Seto, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling and Hungary’s Kristof Milak are all set to swim at the Japan Open this week.
It’s not an outright surprise, but still notable that Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino is indeed missing from the Japan Open start lists.
Kyle Chalmers will be racing in the month of June, vying for a spot on Australia’s World Championships roster.
With only 50 days remaining until the start of the 18th FINA World Championships, the hesitation of the DPRK also now throws into question future sporting events North and South Korea have stated they will unify for, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the 2032 Olympic Games, which the two countries once expressed interest in launching a joint bid to host.