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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

We didn’t see any 100m freestyle Olympic qualifiers yesterday, but we’ll see if anyone can meet the stiff Japanese standards in the splash n’ dash today.

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World Cup Singapore Prize Money Explained, Full Money Lists Here

Masato Sakai actually out-earned Cameron van der Burgh in prize money at the Singapore World Cup meet, but van der Burgh still earned the biggest cluster bonus for leading the Cluster #2 points on the men’s side.

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Singapore World Cup Preview and All the Links You Need

Cameron van der Burgh and Masato Sakai will battle for World Cup points in Singapore…

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Van der Burgh, Sakai Battling For World Cup’s 2nd Cluster Points Lead

The race for the World Cup’s second cluster points win (and the $50,000 bonus that comes along with it) is coming down to the wire on the men’s side, with Cameron van der Burgh and Masato Sakai going back and forth in Beijing.

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Hosszu, Sakai Earn Biggest Beijing World Cup Payouts

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and Japan’s Masato Sakai earned the biggest paychecks of the Beijing World Cup in multi-medal performances.

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6 Storylines to Watch at the 2015 Beijing FINA World Cup

Emily Seebohm is part of a loaded women’s backstroke field assembling in Beijing.

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In Le Clos’ Hong Kong absence, Van der Burgh Expands World Cup Points Lead

Defending World Cup champion Chad le Clos did not contest the opening stop of Cluster #2 in Hong Kong, and his South African countryman Cameron van der Burgh took advantage, tightening his grasp on the series points lead.

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Hosszu’s $13K Leads Money-Earners From Hong Kong World Cup

Katinka Hosszu continues to cash in on the FINA World Cup series, leading all money earners by nearly $10,000 in Hong Kong.

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2015 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Prelims Preview

Chad le Clos looks for his first win of the meet with the 200 fly – heats of that race kick off Tuesday morning.

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2015 World Championship Preview: Men’s 200 Butterfly

Daiya Seto of Japan will look to dethrone South Africa’s Chad Le Clos for the 200m butterfly crown in Kazan.

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Seto & Sakai Throw Down World’s Top Two 200m Butterfly Times on Day 1 of 2015 Japan Open

And just like that, after Day 1 of the 2015 Japan Open, Daiya Seto and Masato Sakai stand atop the world rankings in the 200m butterfly event.

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Japan Sending 25 to the World Championships in Kazan

The Japanese Swimming Federation has announced a team of 25 athletes who they will be sending to the World Championships in Kazan…

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Seto & Hagino Tear Up World Rankings On Day 4 of 2015 Japanese Trials

Japan’s Daiya Seto clocked the globe’s first sub-1:55 200m butterfly so far this year – 1:54.63 for the #1 time in the world rankings.

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National 50 free record for 19-year-old Miki Uchida at Japan’s Intercollegiate Championships

Miki Uchida was the star of Japan’s Intercollegiate Championships today, breaking a national record in the 50 free that was nearly as old as she is.

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2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Men’s butterfly – Phelps comeback heads 100, tough Japanese crew leads 200

Can Michael Phelps further lower his world-leading time in the 100 fly, and will he be able to find his fastest swimming in the final, something he struggled with at U.S. Nationals?

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