Miki Uchida

Watanabe’s World Record Follow-up At Konami Open

Ippei Watanabe follows up his January World Record setting 200m breaststroke performance with an appearance at the Konami Open later this month in Tokyo.


2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Five Prelims Live Recap

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could possibly be setting up their last Olympic showdown of all time in this event. Phelps is the top seed, the three-time defending Olympic champ, Lochte the world record holder, and they’re not alone in the competition.


Shen Duo Scratches 100 Free, Cancelling Japanese Swim-Off

16-year old Japanese Record holder Rikako Ikee (above) avoided a swim-off with teammate Miki Uchida thanks to a scratch in the 100 free.

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Swim Off for Japanese Teammates Ikee and Uchida in Women’s 100 Free

Japanese teammates Rikako Ikee and Miki Uchida tied for 16th place in the prelims of the women’s 100 freestyle this morning, and now must compete in a swim-off to determine who will advance to the semifinals tonight.


Asia: Hagino Wins First Ever 400 IM Gold for Japan to Break USA Streak

On day 1 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Kosuke Hagino made history for Japan in the first medal race of the meet. Heading into the Games, Hagino was the front runner in the men’s 400 IM, and he didn’t disappoint in tonight’s final.


Japanese Women Crank Out New National Record In 4×100 Free Relay

Teenager Rikako Ikee helped Japan clock a new national record in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay.

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5 Storylines To Watch, All The Links You Need For 2016 Mare Nostrum – Canet

A number of Japanese stars, including world champ Kanako Watanabe, are joining the Mare Nostrum Tour in its second stop – Canet en Roussillon, France.


Watch: Cate Campbell Wins 50 Free At Japan Open In 24.31

Watch Cate Campbell win the 50 freestyle at the Japan Open in 24.31.

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2016 Japan Open: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen will both compete in the 50 freestyle on the final day of the Japan Open.


Despite Tough Standards, Japan Assembles Its 2nd-Largest Olympic Squad

Despite tough Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards that sometimes stood quicker than the country’s own record in the event, the Japanese are bringing its 2nd-largest swimming squad ever to an Olympics.


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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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 5 Finals Live Recap: Hagino Drops The Hammer

Bold, statement-making swim from 21-year-old Kosuke Hagino. 1:55.98 in the men’s 200 IM to score the #1 time in the world.


2 Japanese Sprint Freestyle Records Broken, Yet No Olympic Qualifiers

Despite seeing 2 National Records fall during tonight’s finals, the nation of Japan is without male and female 100m freestyle representation in Rio at this point.


2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Finals Recap: Major 200 IM Shake-ups

Teenager Runa Imai picked the right time to explode, clocking the 2nd-swiftest women’s 200m IM time tonight and punching her ticket to Rio.


2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

31-year-old Takeshi Matsuda earned bronze in the men’s 200m butterfly in both Beijing and London. He’ll be swimming in the prelims of the event in Tokyo this morning.


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