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Heavy Lies The Crown Part 1: Women With OLY Qualifying Times

One month into the Summer Olympic year, let’s examine who is ‘the hunted’ by listing women having clocked OLY-qualifying times thus far.

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$275,000 USD Offered For World Record Broken At Upcoming Konami Open

On-fire Daiya Seto will have extra incentive to give it his all at next month’s Konami Open, seeing how a quarter of a million dollars is up for grabs.

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Hong Kong International Backstroker David Chang Commits to Duke

David Chang attends the Millfield School in England, a program that sends a number of swimmers to NCAA program every year.

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18-Year-Old Shoma Sato Scorches 2:07.58 200 Breast; Dips Under FINA WJR*

18-year-old Shoma Sato busted out the best 200 breaststroke of his young career, crushing a time of 2:07.58 to close out Kosuke Kitajima Cup.

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Watch Daiya Seto’s 4:06.09 400 IM That Ranks Him #5 All-Time

Watch Daiya Seto swim a 4:06.09 400 IM at the Kosuke Kitajima Cup, moving him up to #5 all-time in the event months away from the Tokyo Olympics.

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Hello Tokyo: Daiya Seto Logs 4:06.09 Lifetime Best 400 IM, Now 5th Fastest Ever

One of the best swimmers in the world right now, Daiya Seto of Japan, proved it big-time tonight by registering the 7th fastest 400 IM time ever.

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5 JPN Men Clock 48-Second 100 Free Times At Kosuke Kitajima Cup

Sprint ace Shinri Shioura led a men’s 100m freestyle siege on day 2 of the 2020 Kosuke Kitajima Cup taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

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Matsumoto Moves Up To #3 In The World With 1:45.8 200 Free

Japanese swimmers continue to make a statement already in 2020, tonight with Katsuhiro Matsumoto ripping a 1:45.82 meet record 100m freestyle.

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Seto & Irie Happy With FINA Champions Series Races, But Looking For More

Japanese swimmers have been upping their game big-time with a home nation-hosted Olympic Games on the horizon. Daiya Seto and Ryosuke Irie are no exception.

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Tokyo Olympic Aquatics Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Slated For March

Things are coming together for the 2020 Olympic Games, as the Tokyo Aquatic Center will be having its ribbon-cutting ceremony in March.

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Olympic Qualifying Events in China Cancelled, Rescheduled due to Coronavirus

Cases of the disease have spread to both Shenzhen and Beijing, where last week many of the world’s best swimmers gathered for the FINA Champions Series.

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Top 10 Performances from the 2020 FINA Champions Series

In case you missed it, check out the top 10 swims from the 2020 FINA Champions Series, which concluded in Beijing, China on Sunday. (pictured: Daiya Seto)

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High-Level International Meets For February 2020

Newly-minted 200m fly Japanese national record holder Daiya Seto will have a busy month of February, most likely competing at both Konami Open and Kirara Cup.

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China’s Liu Xiang Breaks Own Asian Record in 50 Freestyle

World record holder in the 50 backstroke, Liu Xiang, has broken her own Asian Record in the 50 Freestyle at the 2020 FINA Champions Series meet in Beijing

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Olympic Update: Hydrogen To Fuel Olympic Flame, Games To Appeal For Peace

From a hydrogen-fueled Olympic Flame to an Opening Ceremony calling for peace, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games will be ones to remember.

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