Race Video – Hagino Tops Le Clos in Tokyo World Cup Record in the 200 IM

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Via Universal Sports:

2013, Tokyo, Japan, FINA Swimming World Cup, Kousuke Hagino (JPN) sets a new world cup record to win the Men’s 200m Individual Medley at 1:51.50, beating Chad le Clos (RSA) by .81 seconds.

Via SwimSwam Jeff Grace – coverage of Men’s 200 IM

Kousuke Hagino not only won his second event of the evening, but he also set both a World Cup and Japanese National record taking the 200 IM in a time of 1:51.50. Hagino broke the World Cup record of 1:51.55 set by South African Darian Townsend in 2009 and the Japanese record of 1:52.48 set by Daiya Seto in 2012.

Chad le Clos suffered his first loss of the competition touching second in a time of 1:52.31 followed by Shun Wang of China who finished third in a time of 1:52.82.

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Philip Johnson

Hagino is the next big thing in the IM … hasn’t come close to reaching his potential in the 200 and 400 IM.

bobo gigi

Don’t forget Mr Kalisz.

PsychoDad

Le Clos’ breast and free are ugly.

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