Katsumi Nakamura

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2017 Worlds Previews: Can McEvoy Replicate 47.0 in Men’s 100 Free?

If McEvoy can replicate that incredible 47.04, he would be head and shoulders above the field, but he has yet to dip back into the 47-mid to 47-low range.

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2017 Worlds Preview: A New Champion In Men’s 50 Free

With the reigning Olympic and World Champions not in the lineup, the men’s 50 free is a relatively wide open event.

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2017 Worlds Preview: U.S., Australia A Cut Above In Mixed Free Relay

The Americans will likely only have the Aussies to deal with in their quest to defend the world title in the mixed free relay.

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Guy Closes Japan Open With 51.5 100 Fly PB, Watanabe Goes 2:07.7

Great Britain’s James Guy closed out the Japan Open with a personal best 51.50 in the men’s 100 fly.

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Peaty Cracks 27, Ikee Doubles Up On Day Of Japan Open

Rikako Ikee picked up two wins on the second day of the Japan Open.

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British Vs Japanese At 2017 Japan Open Kicking Off May 18th

What kind of destruction will British world record holder Adam Peaty throw down in Tokyo this week?

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Japan’s World Championships Roster Gives Tokyo 2020 Preview

Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino are just 2 of the weapons listed on Japan’s roster for the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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2017 Japan Swim Day 1 Finals Recap: Hagino & Seto Showdown

Two of the biggest guns in Japan’s arsenal go head-to-head in pursuit of the men’s 400m IM final.

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New WR Holder Ippei Watanabe Visits Tokyo 2020 Organizers

Ippei Watanabe visits Tokyo 2020 organizers, commits to goal of Olympic gold medal in 200m breaststroke.

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Watanabe’s World Record Follow-up At Konami Open

Ippei Watanabe follows up his January World Record setting 200m breaststroke performance with an appearance at the Konami Open later this month in Tokyo.

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Park Tae Hwan Earns 4th Win At 2016 Asian Swimming Championships

Park Tae Hwan of Korea continues his successful post-Rio run in the pool, collecting his 3rd and 4th wins in Tokyo.

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Updating Relay Projections: Americans Now Favored In Both Medleys

Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.

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Asia Recap: Japanese Swimmers Continue Smashing Records on Rio Day 2

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.

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Day 2 Relay Lineups: Phelps, Held Swimming On U.S. 400 Free Relay

Michael Phelps will officially make his 2016 Olympic debut tonight in the 400 free relay.

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Led by Nakamura, Japanese Men Break Nat’l Record in 400 Free Relay

Junya Koga split a 48.68 anchoring Japan’s record-breaking relay this morning during prelims of the men’s 4×100 free relay.

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