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Injured Ippei Watanabe Sets Sights On New 200 Breast WR On Home Turf

21-year-old Ippei Watanabe of Japan rocked the world in January of 2017 by clocking a new World Record in the…

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30 Golds In 2020: Meet Japan’s Potential Tokyo Olympic Medalists

The Japanese Olympic Committee is reportedly planning on setting a 30 gold medal target for their home-hosted Games in 2020. Here are just 5 swimmers who may help make that goal happen.

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Japan Selects Stacked Roster For 2018 Pan Pacific Championships

National record holders and world-ranked Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino, Daiya Seto and Katsumi Nakamura are among the Japanese Pan Pacific Championships swimmers selected.

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2018 Japan Open Day 4: Ikee’s 5th Gold, Watanabe Busts Breaststroke

Rikako Ikee racked up her 5th individual win, while Ippei Watanabe crushe a top 5 200m breast time.

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2018 Japan Open: Birthday Boy Seto Surges To 4:08.9 400 IM

Daiya Seto, who just turned 24 today, nailed a win in the men’s 400m IM at the Japan Open, registering a world-leading effort in the process.

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First Round Of Japan’s 2018 Pan Pacific C’ships Roster Announced

After a 4-event onslaught at the Japan Swim, 17-year-old Rikako Ikee leads her nation’s initial roster for the Pan Pacific Championships. Additional swimmers may be named after the Japan Open this May.

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Japon Swim 2018 : Rikako Ikee record japonais du 100 papillon dames, en 56s58

Rikako Ikee améliore le record du Japon, qu’elle détient, en 56s58 en demi-finales.

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2018 Japan Swim: Koseki Holds Off Watanabe, 10 Men W/ 52-pt 100 Fly

Yasuhiro Koseki completed the breaststroke trifecta, holding off reigning world record holder Ippei Watanabe in the men’s 200m breaststroke in Tokyo tonight.

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Japan Swim Day 4: Hagino & Seto W/ 1:56 IMs, Horomura 1:53.7 2Fly

Kosuke Hagino, Rikako Ikee, Daiya Seto & Nao Horomura produced some of Japan’s fastest performances ever tonight.

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2018 Japan Swim Day 4 Prelims: Ippei Watanabe On The Move

The men’s 200m breaststroke event at the 2018 Japan Swim has reigning world record holder Ippei Watanabe among its competitors.

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2018 Japan Swim: Ageless Ryosuke Irie Rocks World Rankings

Ryosuke Irie now sits as the 2nd fastest 100m backstroker in the world right now.

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2018 Japan Swim Day 1 Finals: Koseki Back From Suspension With A 58

Yasuhiro Koseki is making the most of his time back after a suspension for a team altercation, racing to within .06 of the Japanese 100m breast national record.

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2018 Japan Swim: Pan Pacific C’ships Qualification On The Line

After a rather quiet first quarter, Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino will try to make some noise at this week’s Japan Swim in Tokyo.

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2018 Kosuke Kitajima Cup: Monetary Stakes Raised

Daiya Seto, Yui Ohashi and world record holder Ippei Watanabe are just 3 of the Japanese stars ready to compete at this weekend’s Kosuke Kitajima Cup.

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The Most-Read SwimSwam Articles of 2017

Ryan Lochte hardly raced in 2017, but still had his name attached to the most-read article of the year.

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