The U.S. took an embarrassing DQ last summer, while France missed Euro finals in 9th. Redemption is on the line, as are Tokyo Olympic bids in a brutal field.
Zach Apple and Gabby DeLoof each added a gold medal to the USA’s tally on Saturday, further extending the Americans’ lead on the medals table.
Hiroko Makino produced the #6 200m fly time in the world to add her name to Japan’s roster for this summer’s World Championships.
Daiya Seto continues to produce stellar results here in Tokyo, earning his 2nd World Championships bid by winning the 200m IM.
Daiya Seto hits 200 fly qualifying mark for World Championships, while several other swimmers are in the hunt for their own events.
200 breast Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin looks to defend his 100 breast title against Yan Zibei, who leads the way into the final after setting a Games Record in prelims.
Katsumi Nakamura was a key member of Japan’s record-breaking 400 free relay in Jakarta.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto split 47.61 as the Japanese men broke the Asian Record in the 400 free relay.