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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

31-year-old Takeshi Matsuda earned bronze in the men’s 200m butterfly in both Beijing and London. He’ll be swimming in the prelims of the event in Tokyo this morning.

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Hagino Rocks Sub-4:10 400 IM, Ikee Nabs World Jr Record At Konami Open

Kosuke Hagino throws down 2016’s first sub-4:10 400 IM, while 15-year-old Rikako Ikee continues on her fierce freestyle record siege on Day 1 of the 2016 Konami Open.

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2016 Konami Open Meet Preview: Hagino Tries On 200 Backstroke

Kosuke Hagino may try on the 200m back/200m IM double for size at his nation’s Olympic Trials in April, but will first get a crack at the backstroke this weekend in Tokyo.

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2015 Swammy Awards: Mitch Larkin, Male Breakout Swimmer Of The Year

Mitch Larkin claims his second Swammy Award of 2015 near the conclusion of an unstoppable year for the Australian.

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2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo: Day 2 Recap

New Australian and Commonwealth Records for double world champion Mitch Larkin tonight in Tokyo.

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Tokyo World Cup Preview and All the Links You Need

Primetime international players, including American speedster Nathan Adrian, are lined up for this week’s FINA World Cup stop in Tokyo, the first site of 2015’s final cluster.

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2015 FINA World Cup Singapore: Day 2 Finals

With Day 1’s finals cancelled due to alarming haze levels in the open air OCBC Aquatic Center, athletes are more than ready to throw down some speed on Day 2 of the FINA World Cup Singapore

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2015 FINA World Cup Singapore: Day 1 Prelims

Five events were swum in the prelims on Saturday morning, including a top-seed in the 50 breaststroke from American Kevin Cordes, who is based out of Singapore.

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Israel catching sprint fever with gold, nat’l record from Kalontarov

It took up until the very last individual event of the 2015 European Games for Israel to earn a gold medal in swimming, but sprinter Ziv Kalontrov made it worth the wait.

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Japanese Men’s Freestyle On The Rise – Historic Olympic Medal Drought Threatened

Japan is one of history’s great swimming powerhouses. Their men sit fourth on the all-time medals table, and their women eighth. From the 1930s until the 1960s Japan was one of the top nations in every discipline in swimming, but since then hasn’t produced any top swimmers in the freestyle events at the Olympic Games.

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American Sprint Freestyle Not Up To Par With World – Medals On The Line

On Friday, USA Swimming posted the following Tweet highlighting the dire challenge of American sprinting so far in 2015. Since then, the situation has gotten even more dire, with Katsumi Nakamura going a 48.41 in the 100m freestyle at the Japan Open.

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Nakamura Sets National Record, Rocks Men’s 100 Freestyle World Rankings at 2015 Japan Open

The 2015 Japan Open continued today with some significant shaking up of the world rankings.  Two Japanese National Records also…

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Japan more than doubles Pan Pacs/Asian Games rosters after Japan Open

25 more swimmers jumped onto the Pan Pacs team after the Japan Open, while 17 more made the Asian Games roster.

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Shioura Becomes First Japanese Man Under 22 in 50 Free to Close Japanese Nationals

Women’s 50 Freestyle – FINALS Among the greatest weaknesses in all of Japanese swimming is the women’s sprint freestyles; however,…

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