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Top 12 Swimmers Separated by 1 Second in Men’s 100 Fly at Japan Trials

During prelims, Naoki Mizunuma out touched Takeshi Kawamoto (above) by .16, leading a pack of 12 swimmers who finished with times between 51.92 and 52.92.

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Former WR Holder Watanabe On Surprise Loss: “Swimming Can Be Cruel”

Former world record holder Ippei Watanabe suffered an unexpected loss tonight in Tokyo, watching his Olympic prospects dwindle away in the 200m breaststroke.

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Horton Still Defends Gwangju Podium Snub With Tokyo On The Horizon

Australian freestyle ace Mack Horton made waves both in and out of the pool at the 2019 FINA World Championships and spoke about it recently.

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Nakamura, Hasegawa Among JPN OLY Roster Additions Through Day 5

Sprint ace Katsumi Nakamura joins his teammates on the Japanese Olympic roster in the men’s 100m freestyle event. He’ll race the 50m free later in teh meet.

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Updated With Video: 19-Yr-Old Shoma Sato Unleashes 2:06.40 200 Breast

19-year-old Shoma Sato of Japan just ripped a new national record in the 200m breast en route to becoming the world’s 2nd fastest performer all-time.

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2021 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 5 Finals Live Recap

Kosuke Hagino was set to take on a grueling double of the 200m back and 200m IM on night 5 of the 2021 Japanese Olympic Trials but kept just the IM.

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Kurokawa Logs JPN Record In 800 Free Without Olympic Qualification

The Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards are set inside the national record in some cases, such as this men’s 800m freestyle.

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Japanese Trials Prelims: Rikako Ikee Tops 100 Free With Season-Best Time, 54.30

Rikako Ikee posted a season-best time of 54.30 to claim the top semifinals spot in the 100 meter free, ranking herself #23 in the world this season.

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North Korea Withdraws from Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Citing COVID-19 Concerns

North Korea, which won 7 medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, will skip its first Games since a boycott of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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Daiya Seto Successfully Adds 3rd Individual Olympic Event

The unofficial Olympic roster for host nation Japan saw two new members added, while already-qualified star Daiya Seto added the 200m fly.

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2021 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Live Recap

We saw six Japanese men claim a 200 fly time of 1:56.3 or faster in yesterday’s semifinal but the main event is about to go down here in Tokyo.

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Pan Pacs Champ Yasuhiro Koseki Drops Out Of 200 Breast

Two-time Olympic finalist from Rio, Yasuhiro Koseki, dropped out of the men’s 200 breaststroke this morning at Japan’s Olympic Trials.

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Japan Trials Prelims: Shogo Takeda Stares Down 800 Free National Record

Takeda, who is ranked 5th globally in the 800 free this season, won prelims with a time of 7:53. 04. He came within 3.5 seconds of the National Record.

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Daiya Seto: “I’m Aiming For Phelps’ 400 IM World Record”

With one eye on the 2fly, Daiya Seto is also gunning for American Olympic icon Michael Phelps’ world record in the men’s 400m IM come July.

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17-Year-Old Yanagimoto Qualifies For Japan’s Olympic Squad

17-year-old Konosuke Yanagimoto raced in the men’s 200m freestyle tonight, snagging the silver in a time of 1:47.45 to make his first Olympic relay squad.

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