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Asia: Watanabe Carries on Japanese 200 Breast Legacy Inspired by Kitajima

Carrying on the tradition of success among Japanese breaststrokers, Ippei Watanabe rocked a new Olympic Record in the men’s 200 breast semifinals tonight. Watanabe was the top qualifier for finals, posting a 2:07.22.

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At Long Last, The Next Generation of 200 Butterfliers Have Emerged

Masato Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi announced themselves as the next generation of 200 butterfliers after over a decade of Michael Phelps’ dominance.

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Ippei Watanabe Breaks 200 Breast Olympic Record With 2:07.22

Japan’s Ippei Watanabe became the latest 200 breaststroker to rattle the world record, going 2:07.22 in the Rio Olympic semifinals to break the Olympic record and move to #3 all-time.

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Joseph Schooling Sets 100 Free Singaporean Record in Rio Prelims

Schooling hit the wall in 48.27 to lower his previous record of 48.58, which he set at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.

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Updating Relay Projections: Americans Now Favored In Both Medleys

Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.

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Rio Roundup: Brazil Men Blow Out Japan On Water Polo Day 2

In men’s water polo, the home team blew out Japan to claim sole possession of the Group A lead on the second day of action.

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Asia: Sun Wins 200 Free, But Will His Success Translate To His Mile?

After getting touched out in the 400 free on day 1, China’s Sun Yang swam to his first gold of these Games, earning the top of the podium in the men’s 200 freestyle.

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Fu Yuanhui, Xu Jiayu Set Chinese Records in 100 Backstroke

Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.

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Day 3 Prelim All-Star: Siobhan Haughey Moves Up 19 Spots In W 200 Free

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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Ye Shiwen Rebounds From Poor 400 IM; Advances To 200 IM Semis

After a poor 400 IM showing Ye Shiwen qualified for the 200 IM semi-finals finishing 7th overall in the prelims.

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Absent In ’12, Lin Yue Returns To Win China’s 4th-Straight 10m Synchro Gold

Absent from the 2012 Olympics, 2008 gold medalist Lin Yue returned to help China wins its 4th-straight gold medal in the men’s 10m Synchronized Platform Diving final.

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Asia Recap: Japanese Swimmers Continue Smashing Records on Rio Day 2

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.

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Rikako Ikee Makes Japanese History With 56.86 100 Butterfly

Rikako Ikee became the first Japanese woman to clock a sub-57-second 100m butterfly.

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Horton Defends Words While Chinese Swim Team Demands Apology

The tension grows between Mack Horton and Sun Yang, as the Chinese swim team demands an apology for Horton’s ‘malicious’ attack.

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