China’s Wang Shun lowered his own National Record en route to a bronze medal in the men’s 100m IM tonight in Singapore.
Japanese athletes have been on a perpetual racing schedule this year, which continues with the Kitajima Cup taking place this week.
At 39 years of age, Kohei Kawamoto has epitomized the longevity that’s possible within swimming, holding a combination of 14 Asian and Japanese records throughout his career.
Katinka Hosszus is entered in 15 events in her bid to overtake Sarah Sjostrom as World Cup Series champion, while Joseph Schooling makes his home country debut in the series.
Michael Andrew fell just short of gold in the men’s 50m fly, but came within .01 of Tom Shields’ American Record tonight in Tokyo.
Xu Jiayu fired off a new World Record in the men’s 100m back while competing on the final day of the World Cup in Tokyo.
Yui Ohashi nabbed a new national record in the 400m IM yesterday and the Japanese powerhouse accomplished the same feat in the 200m IM tonight in Tokyo.
19-year-old Rikako Ikee got a major confidence boost in Tokyo tonight, beating Sweden’s Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom in the women’s 100m butterfly.
World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden fired off the fastest 100m fly time of the morning. She also produced a finals-worthy time in the 100m free.
Day 2 finals of the FINA World Cup stop in Tokyo were highlighted by a pair of historical performances from Vlad Morozov and Ranomi Kromowidjojo.
Yui Ohashi broke a six-year-old Asian Record in the women’s SCM 400 IM in Tokyo, clocking 4:22.73 to win silver behind Katinka Hosszu at the Tokyo World Cup.
Wang Shun and Li Zhuhao both set new Chinese National records during day 2 finals of the FINA World Cup stop in Tokyo.
While competing on day 1 of the FINA World Cup in Tokyo, the city hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, Russian Vlad Morozov tied his own World Record in the men’s 100m IM with a time of 50.26.
Xu Jiayu nailed a new Chinese national record in the men’s 200 back, dipping into 1:48 territory for the first time in his career.
Park Tae Hwan of Korea took home 3 golds at the 2016 edition of the Short Course World Championships, but will not be competing this year in Hangzhou.