As Japanese swimmers are competing at their respective prefectural championships, 23-year-old Naoki Mizunuma is making the most of the opportunity to race.
Cate Campbell gets it done in the women’s 50m freestyle, firing off a winning effort of 24.11 tonight in Doha, Qatar for World Cup gold.
Kosuke Matsui continued the record-breaking streak at the Japanese Short Course Championships, taking the men’s 50m free.
25-year-old Michele Coleman pulled out a mild upset in the women’s 50m free, beating out World Championships medalists Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Cate Campbell.
Russia’s Vlad Morozov is picking up this FINA World Cup Series cluster #2 right where he left off, as the fastest 50m freestyler of the night.
Japan’s Kosuke Matsui went 21.88 in a 50 free, a personal-best and near Japan’s Olympic selection cut that he’ll have to hit next spring.
The 2019 Japan National Sports Festival wrapped up last night with seasoned veteran Shinri Shioura taking away the men’s 50m freestyle title.
Kosuke Matsui nailed a new PB in the men’s 50m freestyle, hitting 21.88 for a new meet record on the Niigata men’s 4x50m free relay.
Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.
Team USA leads the final medal table with 40 total medals: 19 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze. Japan and Russia won 6 gold medals each, and South Africa 5.
Finals on night 6 include the women’s 800 free, men’s 100 fly, women’s 200 free, women’s 50 back, men’s 200 back, men’s 50 breast, men’s 4 x 200 free relay.
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker turns 22 today. She’ll look to celebrate with a clean sweep of breaststroke golds – the 50 breast heats are today.
Hiroko Makino produced the #6 200m fly time in the world to add her name to Japan’s roster for this summer’s World Championships.
Both Naoki Mizunuma and Rika Omoto continue their stellar swimming down under at this year’s South Australian Open LC Championships.
2016 Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers is once again the main attraction of the 2019 South Australian State Long Course Championships, but he’ll have Japanese company.