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.
L’une des tendances les plus marquantes des courses de natation qui viennent de s’achever aux Universiades de Taipei, a été la réalisation de performances parfois très élevées en séries et (pour le sprint de nage libre) en demi-finales. C’est une constatation récurrente, que font ce qu’intéresse la natation, que cette quasi-obligation de nager vite dès les épreuves qualificatives.
Ella Eastin is the favorite in tonight’s 200 fly final.
Japan’s Kanako Watanabe brought home a gold in the 200 breast, but Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held (100 free) and Hellen Moffitt (100 fly) brought in 2 wins for the Americans to bring it to a tie between the 2 countries with 6 gold each.
Katie McLaughlin will race the women’s 200 fly on day 6 at the World University Games.
The women’s 200 breast final has five women qualified within eight tenths of a second at the top, led by Japan’s Kanako Watanabe.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.
In the women’s 100 breast, Kanako Watanabe and Reona Aoki put together a 1-2 punch. Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto followed that up with another gold and silver combo for Japan in the 200 IM.
It’s day 3 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events. Olympic champ Dmitry Balandin is out for gold in the men’s 200 breast.
The USA’s Andrew Wilson put up the fastest time of the meet so far with his 59.6 in prelims, but can he hold off defending champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan in the final?
Gregorio Paltrinieri and Mykhailo Romanchuk will renew acquaintances in the men’s 1500 after going 1-2 at the World Championships.
Look out for Japan, who is bringing its heavy hitters into Taipei for the World University Games.
Nathan Adrian will be going for his first individual world title in the men’s 100 free final.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi finished less than a second behind Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu in the women’s 200m IM, setting up a potential beast of a battle in the 400m IM.