We now know who will be leading the Japanese line-up at this summer’s World Championships, as Daiya Seto and Yui Ohashi have been announced as respective men’s and women’s team captains.
Daiya Seto continues to produce stellar results here in Tokyo, earning his 2nd World Championships bid by winning the 200m IM.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto clocked a big-time 1:45.63 to take over the top 200m free time of 2019.
Pan Pacs gold medalist Yasuhiro Koseki misses the World Championships qualifying time in the 100m breast.
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.
In another blow to the host nation of the 2020 Olympic Games, 27-year-old Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance.
Following in the footsteps of countrymen Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto, 22-year-old Japanese dynamo Ippei Watanabe will entering the professional swimming ranks.
Japan’s key leader Kosuke Hagino has abandoned plans to compete at his nation’s World Championships Trials meet of the Japanese Championships next month.
Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino hasn’t quite produced the results for which he was hoping so far this year. He’s decided to withdraw from the Japanese National Team’s training camp in Spain to regroup and refocus.
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.
The entire swimming community was shocked to learn that Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, just months after becoming the first-ever Asian Games MVP.
At the Hamana Bay Long Course Championships, Japanese National Record holders Daiya Seto and Yui Ohashi were among those who belted out some world ranking shake-ups
Recognizing its elite athletes for performances throughout the 2018 season, the Japanese Swimming Federation bestowed is top prize of Swimmer of the Year to teenage powerhouse Rikako Ikee.