After having missed individual qualification in the men’s 100m freestyle earlier here in Tokyo, Shinri Shioura came back with a vengeance in the men’s 50m freestyle event, knocking down the Asian Continental and Japanese National Record in tonight’s semi-finals.
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.
This year’s Japan Swimming Championships, the meet which serves as the nation’s primary qualifying competition for the 2019 World Championships, will have a black cloud raining overhead when racing begins on Tuesday, April 2nd.
2019 KONAMI OPEN Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th International Swimming Centre, Chiba Prefecture Prelims at 9am local (7pm…
The 2019 Konami Open kicked off tonight, but without one of Japan’s main aquatic powerhouses, Rikako Ikee. Swimming in her honor, Ikee’s Japanese teammates threw down some stellar marks for this point in the season.
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.
World Record holder Ippei Watanabe and Pan Pacific Championshps gold medalist Yasihiro Koseki were neck-and-neck in a battle at the Kirara Cup this weekend.
24-year-old Katsumi Nakamura threw down another impressive domestic performance with a 48.12 100 free (LCM). The question is, however, can this Japanese national record holder start translating his home turf success to the elite international stage in time for the 2020 Olympics?
Katsumi Nakamura logged his 2nd fastest LCM 50 free of the season, beating Kyle Chalmers in the process on the final night of the South Australian State Open LC Championships.
Japan’s Naoki Mizunuma beat the men’s 50m fly field in South Australia, inserting himself into the world rankings in the process.
2016 Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers is once again the main attraction of the 2019 South Australian State Long Course Championships, but he’ll have Japanese company.
Caeleb Dressel and Vlad Morozov went 1-2 in the men’s 100 freestyle final, both nearly a full second faster than the winning time was in 2016.
Yasuhiro Koseki had the 2nd fastest breaststroke split in the field as the Japanese men set a new Asian Record in the 400 medley relay.