Junya Koga

2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Finals Recap: Major 200 IM Shake-ups

Teenager Runa Imai picked the right time to explode, clocking the 2nd-swiftest women’s 200m IM time tonight and punching her ticket to Rio.

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Why you need to perfect your backstroke kick

Junya and Olympic champion Roland Schoemann demonstrate two important dryland exercises that help increase the flexibility of the ankle.

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7 Keys to a Successful Taper (With Club Wolverine Elite)

Hassaan Abdel-Khalik of Club Wolverine Elite in Ann Arbor, Michigan has polled his training partners and come up with a…

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2016 Konami Open Meet Preview: Hagino Tries On 200 Backstroke

Kosuke Hagino may try on the 200m back/200m IM double for size at his nation’s Olympic Trials in April, but will first get a crack at the backstroke this weekend in Tokyo.

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Jaeger Goes 14:29 In Exhibition 1650 At Michigan First Chance Meet

American record-holder Connor Jaeger blasted the fastest 1650 freestyle of the year 2016 in an exhibition swim at the Michigan First Chance Meet in Ann Arbor.

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Insider Training: Club Wolverine Elite Video Analysis

George Bovell and his Club Wolverine Elite teammates use peer and coach-conducted video analysis to get better every day.

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Backstroke Drill, 6 Kick Switch (video)

World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.

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How to do a Perfect Backstroke Start – Video

World Champion Junya Koga shows us both the incorrect and correct feet positioning while Gary Hall Sr. explains why correct feet positioning matters in the start, launch and entry.

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2015 Winter Nationals: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Follow along for live updates from the second day of the 2015 AT&T US Winter National Championships in Federal Way, Washington.

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Yoga for Swimmers – Release Tension in Your Hips, Quads and Glutes

In this intense 20 minute Vinyasa flow yoga practice, we focus on stretching these regions of the legs that tend to be tight in swimmers. (Featured image: Rebecca Soni)

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2015 US Nationals – Day Two Finals Photo Vault

Michael Phelps of North Baltimore blew away the field, and indeed the rest of the world, with his 1:52.94 win in the men’s 200 fly on Day Two of U.S. Nationals.

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Junya Koga hopes to break 50 Back WR in time trial (Video Interview)

With Koga’s winning time he ironically ties Thoman as the 11th fastest man in the world this season in the 100m backstroke

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2015 U.S. Nationals: Day Two Race Videos – Including Phelps’ 200 Fly

Relive the thrill of Michael Phelps’ 1:52.94 in the 200 fly, as well as the rest of Day Two’s finals from U.S. Nationals in San Antonio, Texas.

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2015 U.S. Nationals: Conger Scratches 200 Free; Vyatchanin Out of Back

Arkady Vyatchanin of New York Athletic Club is withdrawing from the meet owing to a nagging shoulder injury. He was the fourth-fastest qualifier from the morning heats in the men’s 100m backstroke.

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2015 U.S. Nationals: Day 2 Finals Preview

Michael Phelps will swim his first final of the championships tonight in the 200 fly after posting the top time in prelims

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