A ‘who’s who’ within the Japanese swimming ranks is set to descend upon the Tatsumi International Swimming Center this weekend to compete at the annual Konami Open. However, this year will have a different meaning, as the nation’s star female athlete, Rikako Ikee, will no longer be taking part, instead addressing her recently-disclosed illness of leukemia.
Katinka Hosszu afronta de nuevo un programa monstruoso en un mundial de piscina corta, está inscrita en 8 pruebas. También aspiran a ser multimedallistas las americanas Kelsi Dahlia y Kathleen Baker, además de la holandesa Kromowidjojo y la revelación del año, la china de 16 años Jianjiahe Wang.
Daiya Seto will try to defend his 400m IM world title earned in Windsor at the last edition of the FINA Short Course World Championships.
Pan Pacs champions Yasuhiro Koseki and Daiya Seto did major damage on day 1 of the Japanese Short Course Championships, rocking the world rankings in the process.
In response to her extraordinary year in the pool, 18-year-old Rikako Ikee has been honored as ‘MVP’ by the Japanese Swimming Federation.
Gold medalist in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2018 Asian Games, Kanako Watanabe of Japan, plans on changing coaches after she graduates from Waseda University in March 2019.
Read about what’s happening with swim stars Freya Anderson of Great Britain, Alia Atkinson of Jamaica and more in the latest edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.
Ippei Watanabe, Kanako Watanabe and Katsuhiro Matsumoto racked up additional wins on the final night of the 94th Japanese Student Swimming Championships.
On the back of the Pan Pacific Championships and Asian Games already done and dusted this summer, several Japanese high-profile athletes were back in the pool racing once again, this time locally at the 94th Japan Student Swimming Championships. Ippei Watanabe made his presence known in the men’s 100 breaststroke on day 1.
Ikee devait devancer les Chinoises d’abord sur 50 papillon, ensuite sur 100 libre, et s’est parfaitement accomplie de sa tâche. Après l’or du relais quatre fois 100m, la voici qui triple la mise…
The second day of the 2018 Asian Games will see Xu Jiayu seek a second backstroke win and Sun Yang a second freestyle win, while Rikako Ikee chases two wins of her own.
Rikako Ikee will compete in both the 50 fly and 100 free on day 2 of the Asian Games.
Start lists show Sydney Pickrem, Ella Eastin and Caeleb Dressel all swimming the 200 IM on day 3 of Pan Pacs, with Taylor Ruck among the notable scratches out of the event.
Lilly King has proclaimed this to be her “big 200 summer.” But, will she back that statement up in Tokyo?
Japan’s Yui Ohashi will look for an IM sweep in a set of Pan Pacs events that have seen major turnover from the 2014 edition.