Japan’s Yui Ohashi is the heavy favorite for the women’s 400 IM victory, while World Champion Chase Kalisz battles Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino in the men’s race.
One of the most anticipated races tonight is the men’s 400 IM, which will feature World Champion Chase Kalisz, Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino, and Olympic medalist Daiya Seto.
The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.
Australia swept 200 and 400 free titles at Commonwealth Games this spring over tough British opponents, and they look like the early favorites to do the same at Pan Pacs – provided we don’t see an unexpected appearance by China’s Sun Yang.
Kathleen Baker (above), Ippei Watanabe, Rikako Ikee, and Andrey Govorov all moved into the world’s top 5 this season on Saturday evening.
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Pernille Blume blasted a season best 53.52 100 free at day 2 prelims of the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona.
Kathleen Baker threw down a 59.47 100 back on day 1 of the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona.
Yesterday’s standouts Rikako Ikee and Daiya Seto were back in the pool today, as was Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino on day 2 of the 2018 Japan Swim.
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.
Reona Aoki clocked a winning 100m breaststroke time of 1:05.90 to move onto the world rankings throne.
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.
Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.
Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.
The penultimate day of competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships is now in the books, and the Hong Kong squad is celebrating a new milestone.