Ippei Watanabe

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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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2017 Swammy Awards Asia Male Swimmer of the Year: Sun Yang

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 Swammy Awards Asian Male Swimmer of…

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2017 Swammy Awards Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year: Zane Grothe

A late-breaking entry for the award, American swimmer Zane Grothe had his big break-through at 25 years old when he broke the American and U.S. Open Records in both the 500 and the 1650 yard freestyle at the US Winter National Championships in the waning days of November and into December.

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Masato Sakai Reaps 4th Consecutive 2Fly Title At JPN Student C’ships

Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai of Japan made his presence known at a domestic competition over the weekend, while Ippei Watanabe, Yui Ohashi and Kanako Watanabe were also in the water.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Olympic champ Ryan Murphy (USA) will compete for gold against 100 back World Champion Xu Jiayu (CHN) and fellow Olympic backstroke medalist Evgeny Rylov (RUS).

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