Both Olympians Kosuke Hagino and Yui Ohashi of Japan got some racing in over the weekend, taking on the Tokyo Northern Block competition.
Two Japanese powerhouse athletes wasted no time getting some in-season racing under their belts, as both newly-minted World Record holder Daiya Seto and last year’s Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee took to domestic pools.
This month, we’re recounting the top performers and performances of the year 2018. Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions.
As we wrap up our 2018 Swammy Awards, it’s time to look back at the top 10 swims of 2018.
Along with Japanese National Team Coach Norimasa Hirai, Daiya Seto’s coach, Takayuki Umehara, earned our Swammy Award for the 2018 Asian Coach of the Year.
When one thinks of IM streaks, the first names to come to mind are Michael Phelps (winner of four straight Olympic 200 IM titles from 2004 to 2016) and Ryan Lochte (winner of four straight long course world titles from 2009 to 2015). But Perhaps the unheralded third member of the IM dynasty trio is Daiya Seto, who has now won three straight short course world titles in the 400 IM.
SwimSwam’s 2018 Swammy Award for Male Asian Swimmer of the Year is bestowed upon Daiya Seto of Japan.
The Hungarian was the biggest earner at the World Championships. Team USA led all nations with almost half-a-million dollars won.
23-year-old Max Litchfield produced a new British National Record in the men’s SCM 400 IM while competing in Sheffield finals tonight.
Cameron van der Burgh wrote a fairytale ending to his professional swimming career.
El nadador ecuatoriano Tomás Peribonio ha conseguido el 6º puesto en la final de los 400 estilos combinado en el mundial de Hangzhou.
El relevo ruso ha vencido al americano en el 4×50 estilos masculino. Katinka Hosszu ha logrado su 4º oro. Nicholas Santos se ha proclamado campeón del mundo con 38 años.
Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes has had a bumpy road to these Short Course World Championships, but the 27-year-old has made the most of his opportunity.
2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th Hangzhou, China Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic &…