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After Ikee’s 200 Free NR, Nakamura Fires Off Another Sub-22

Rikako Ikee produced a new 200 free national record, but Katsumi Nakamura, Yui Ohashi and Daiya Seto were also dominant tonight in Tokyo.

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Rikako Ikee Throws Down 1:55.04 200 free National Record

17-year-old Rikako Ikee produced a 200 freestyle time that would have won the silver medal behind Italy’s Federica Pellegrini at last year’s World Championships.

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Japan’s Biggest Stars Take On Konami Open This Weekend

Kosuke Hagino, Daiya Seto and recently-minted national record holder Katsumi Nakamura are just a few of the elite names headed to Tokyo this weekend.

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Katsumi Nakamura Cranks Out 21.87 50 Free For New NR

Katsumi Nakamura just became Japan’s fastest 50m freestyler ever, clocking the 2nd fastest mark in the world this season.

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WSA Will Announce ‘Ring of Fire’ Tour Details in March

WSA organizers will announce the Ring of Fire tour schedule in March 2018.

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Masse Clocks #2 200 Back In The World On Record Night In Uster

Canada’s Kylie Masse rocked a 2:07.47 meet record-setting 200m backstroke in Uster, as just one of several meet marks that went down on the night.

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Nakamura Clocks 48.13 100 Free At Kosuke Kitajima Cup

Japanese national record holder Katsumi Nakamura logged the world’s 2nd fastest 100m freestyle time of the season en route to becoming the Kosuke Kitajima Cup’s swimmer of the meet.

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2018 Kosuke Kitajima Cup: Monetary Stakes Raised

Daiya Seto, Yui Ohashi and world record holder Ippei Watanabe are just 3 of the Japanese stars ready to compete at this weekend’s Kosuke Kitajima Cup.

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Tokyo 2020 Travelers To Be Greeted By Airport Robots

Traveling to Tokyo in 2020 for the Summer Olympic Games? You may run into a fuzzy cat robot in the airport, ready to assist you.

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Chinese Record Holder Liu Xiang Swims 24.7 at Domestic Meet

The time is within 2-tenths of her swim from last summer’s World Championships.

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High-Profile Aussies Tune-Up At NSW C’ships Before Next Month’s Trials

The New South Wales (NSW) State Open Championships kicking off on Friday, January 19th, serves as Aussies’ final chance to tune-up before next month’s Commonwealth Games Trials. James Magnussen will be among those racing at the SOPAC this weekend.

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Singapore’s Head Coach Stephan Widmer Offers Ambitious Plan

Just over 6 months into his role as Head Coach at Singapore Swimming, Swiss-born Aussie Stephan Widmer is crystallizing his vision for progress within the emerging aquatic nation.

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Japanese Kayaker Banned for 8 Years for Spiking Competitor’s Drink

Japanese competitive kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki received an 8-year ban from competition for spiking 25-year-old Seiji Komatsu’s drink at last September’s national canoe sprint championships. Though rare, this is not the first time an athlete has sabotaged a competitor with a banned substance.

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Japan Reports Domestic Competition Doping Violation

2018 brings Japan’s first doping violation occurring at a domestic competition.

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Teen Phenom Rikako Ikee Crushes 4 National Records Over 2 Days

Rikako Ikee, just 17, managed to capture 4 Japanese National Records across just 2 days while competing at the Tokyo New Year Championships this weekend.

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