Masato Sakai (left) won the 200m fly silver medal in Rio, but recently underwent shoulder surgery this summer. He’ll be making his recovery debut this weekend at the Japanese National Sports Festival.
Rikako Ikee comes in as the favorite in the women’s 100 fly on day 3 of the Pan Pacific Championships
It’s 2-time World Champion Chase Kalisz of the USA vs. Japanese stars Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto for the IM titles.
Kaitlyn Dobler (The Dolphins Portland Swimming) completed an undefeated weekend in her individual events.
Emi Moronuki, 25, swam a 1:01.30 in the women’s 100 back, going out in 29.82 and coming back in 31.48. Moronuki has been sub-1:00 this year, posting a 59.77 at the Japan Open in May.
Hiromasa Fujimori, unattached, won the men’s 400 IM decisively, posting a 4:23.04.
Kaitlyn Dobler, a 16 year old from The Dolphins Portland Swimming, was a double event winner on day 1, taking the women’s 100 free and 200 breast, which were also back-to-back events.
Kelsi Dahlia headlines the women’s 200 fly on the final day in Columbus.
Chase Kalisz will go for a clean sweep of the 400 IM titles on the PSS circuit tonight in Columbus.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
Among the stars to swim tonight are Chase Kalisz, Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky, Melanie Margalis, Ryan Murphy, Kylie Masse, Ryosuke Irie.
Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.
Teen Rikako Ikee continues to show her Tokyo 2020 promise, while Kosuke Hagino gets his first win of the meet at the 2018 Japan Open.
Kosuke Hagino, Rikako Ikee, Daiya Seto & Nao Horomura produced some of Japan’s fastest performances ever tonight.
Ryosuke Irie now sits as the 2nd fastest 100m backstroker in the world right now.