Reigning World Record holder Ippei Watanabe proved he is a gold medal contender for this summer’s World Championships, convincingly winning the 200m breast on the final night of the 2019 Japan Open.
Hiroko Makino produced the #6 200m fly time in the world to add her name to Japan’s roster for this summer’s World Championships.
The Japanese women edged out China to set a new Asian Record in 1:37.35.
Femke Heemskerk had a blazing 22.90 anchor for the Netherlands as they broke the European Record and went under the old world record.
The Japanese women’s 4x50m medley relay has steadily been making improvements over the years, finishing 8th in Doha at the 2014 FINA Short Course Championships, 7th in Windsor at the 2016 edition and now 4th place here in Hangzhou in a new National Record.
Katsumi Nakamura led off Japan’s mixed 4×50 free relay that reset the Asian Record once again.
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.
Daiya Seto will try to defend his 400m IM world title earned in Windsor at the last edition of the FINA Short Course World Championships.