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Ikee Caps Off Historic Summer With 2 Meet Records At Japanese Festival

The 73rd National Sports Festival of Japan concluded today, with the nation’s golden girl, Rikako Ikee, capping off a whirlwind summer.

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Olympic Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Masato Sakai (left) took the Olympic silver medal behind American icon Michael Phelps in the 200m fly at the last Summer Olympic Games. Since, the 23-year-old hasn’t been as explosive, leading to shoulder surgery this week.

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Rikako Ikee Diversifies With World’s 6th Fastest 200 IM

Already the World Junior Record holder in the 200m IM,Japan’s Rikako Ikee sent a message that she’s ready to take on the senior ranks in this event.

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Heading Into 2020, Nation Of Japan Most Excited For Swimming

The nation of Japan is gearing up to cheer on their swimmers when the Summer Olympics arrive in Tokyo in 2020.

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Stretched Out Butterfly: Another Look At Yajima’s Elongated Stroke

Yuya Yajima roared his way to the wall in first at this year’s Japan Open, claiming his spot on his nation’s Pan Pac roster. But it’s the way he swims the 2fly that really turned heads.

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JPN 200 Fly OLY Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Misses Pan Pacs Roster

Japan’s Masato Sakai missed Olympic gold by just .04 behind America’s Michael Phelps in Rio and he has now narrowly missed making his nation’s Pan Pacific Championships squad.

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Japan Brings Heavy Arsenal To Battle China At 2018 Asian Games

Japan will try to turn the medal tables on China come the 2018 Asian Games in August.

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2018 Japan Swim Day 3 Prelims: Seto Pulls 2IM/2Fly Double

Olympic medalist Daiya Seto was in the Tokyo water twice this morning, earning return swims in the men’s 200m IM and 200m fly at the 2018 Japan Swim.

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2018 Japan Swim: Pan Pacific C’ships Qualification On The Line

After a rather quiet first quarter, Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino will try to make some noise at this week’s Japan Swim in Tokyo.

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Who Will (Most Likely) Not Be Competing At the 2020 Tokyo Games

American Maya DiRado announced even before the Rio Olympic Games that her performances there would indeed be her last.

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Masato Sakai Reaps 4th Consecutive 2Fly Title At JPN Student C’ships

Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai of Japan made his presence known at a domestic competition over the weekend, while Ippei Watanabe, Yui Ohashi and Kanako Watanabe were also in the water.

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Nao Horomura Rattles Milak’s 200 Fly WJR In 1:53.90 At WUGS

Japan’s Nao Horomura threw down a 1:53.90 to win the WUG title and narrowly miss the Junior world record of 1:53.79, set by Hungarian Kristof Milak.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 4 Finals Preview

Katie Ledecky is the top seed headed into tonight’s 200 freestyle battle in Budapest.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

American Ryan Murphy is just one of the mega stars racing tonight in Budapest.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Finals Preview

American Lilly King, the reigning 100m breaststroke Olympic champion, will face rival Yuliya Efimova of Russia in what may be the race of the night.

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