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Seto & Ohashi Take On Vital Team Captain Roles For Japan

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.

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Seto Scores 1:56 2IM, Hasegawa Tops Oashi In 200 Fly

Daiya Seto continues to produce stellar results here in Tokyo, earning his 2nd World Championships bid by winning the 200m IM.

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Matsumoto Tops 2019 2Free World Rankings, Irie Just Misses QT

Katsuhiro Matsumoto clocked a big-time 1:45.63 to take over the top 200m free time of 2019.

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Koseki Misses 1Breast Worlds QT On Day 2 Of Japan C’ships

Pan Pacs gold medalist Yasuhiro Koseki misses the World Championships qualifying time in the 100m breast.

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Black Cloud Lingers Over Next Week’s Japan Swimming C’ships

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.

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World C’ships Bronze Medalist Hiromasa Fujimori Fails Doping Test

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.

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Ippei Watanabe To Enter Professional Swimming Ranks

Following in the footsteps of countrymen Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto, 22-year-old Japanese dynamo Ippei Watanabe will entering the professional swimming ranks.

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Olympic Champion Hagino Opting Out Of All-Important JPN C’ships

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.

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Hagino Halts Training Camp In Spain To Regroup For Japanese C’ships

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.

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World Ranking Shake-Ups Galore At 2019 Konami Open

2019 KONAMI OPEN Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th International Swimming Centre, Chiba Prefecture Prelims at 9am local (7pm…

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Seto & Ohashi Put On 400 IM Show On Day 1 Of 2019 Konami Open

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.

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Japanese Swimmers Race For Ikee At This Weekend’s 2019 Konami Open

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.

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Head Coach Hirai, JPN Swimmers Hagino & Koseki React To Ikee Diagnosis

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.

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Daiya Seto Swims Lights Out, Produces 4:09/1:56 IM Combo In Hamamatsu

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

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Rikako Ikee Named Japan’s ‘Swimmer Of The Year’ for 2018

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.

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