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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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Katsumi Nakamura Becomes First Japanese Man Under 48 in 100 Free

Katsumi Nakamura was out like a rocket in the first heat of the men’s 4×100 free relay, flying to a 47.99 finish as the lead-off for Japan’s relay.

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Japanese Olympic Team Heads to Sierra Nevada After Mare Nostrum

The Japanese Olympic team will compete in the Mare Nostrum events in Canet and Barcelona before heading to an altitude camp in Sierra Nevada…

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2016 Japan Open: Ikee, Kaneto Shine At Day 3 Finals

Rikako Ikee had an impressive win in the women’s 100 fly, clocking 57.57.

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Despite Tough Standards, Japan Assembles Its 2nd-Largest Olympic Squad

Despite tough Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards that sometimes stood quicker than the country’s own record in the event, the Japanese are bringing its 2nd-largest swimming squad ever to an Olympics.

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Frustration Reigns On Final Day Of 2016 Japanese Olympic Trials

Despite coming within .02 of a second of her Japanese National Record and World Junior Record, Rikako Ikee fell just short of the strict Japanese Olympic-qualifying standard in the women’s 50m freestyle tonight.

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Hagino, Kaneto Make Big-Time Statements On Day 6 Finals Of JPN Trials

If Kosuke Hagino dropped the hammer earlier in the meet with his 1:45.50 200 free victory, he unloaded an entire arsenal in clinching the new Japanese National Record in the 200 IM (1:55.07).

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

We didn’t see any 100m freestyle Olympic qualifiers yesterday, but we’ll see if anyone can meet the stiff Japanese standards in the splash n’ dash today.

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2 Japanese Sprint Freestyle Records Broken, Yet No Olympic Qualifiers

Despite seeing 2 National Records fall during tonight’s finals, the nation of Japan is without male and female 100m freestyle representation in Rio at this point.

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Finals Recap: Major 200 IM Shake-ups

Teenager Runa Imai picked the right time to explode, clocking the 2nd-swiftest women’s 200m IM time tonight and punching her ticket to Rio.

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