The 2nd annual Japanese Amateur Championships are set for this weekend, with Kosuke Hagino & Masato Sakai representing two men staying the course.
Danas Rapsys of Lithuania would not be denied in the men’s 200m free, rocking another solid performance of 1:45.82 to close out Berlin.
Katinka Hosszu takes 400m IM gold yet again, this time at the Berlin stop of the FINA World Cup Series, where Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato was also in the mix.
Yui Ohashi will be back at it this week, competing at the Japan Open, the final qualifier for this summer’s World Championships.
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.
The Japanese women’s 4x50m medley relay has steadily been making improvements over the years, finishing 8th in Doha at the 2014 FINA Short Course Championships, 7th in Windsor at the 2016 edition and now 4th place here in Hangzhou in a new National Record.
There are no scratches on day 2 of the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, despite some swimmers set up for tough triples.
Miho Teramura reset her Japanese Record once again in the women’s 50 breast swim-off.
Martina Carraro broke the Italian Record in the women’s 50 breast in a time of 29.79.
Miho Teramura broke a six-year-old Japanese Record in the women’s 50 breast in Hangzhou.
Daiya Seto will try to defend his 400m IM world title earned in Windsor at the last edition of the FINA Short Course World Championships.
Sprinter Katsumi Nakamura is just one of the Japanese swimmers who cracked the world’s top 5 tonight in Tokyo.
The 73rd National Sports Festival of Japan concluded today, with the nation’s golden girl, Rikako Ikee, capping off a whirlwind summer.
Rikako Ikee is after her 8th medal of these Games, leading heats of the 50 free. She’s already won the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 4×100 free relay and 4×100 medley relay, and took silver in both the mixed medley relay and the 4×200 free relay.
Kim Seoyeong won the women’s 200 IM in a new Korean and Asian Games Record of 2:08.34.