USA’s Kathleen Baker swam the 3rd fastest 100 backstroke in the world this year with a 58.77 at the Mare Nostrum in Barcelona.
The nation of Japan is gearing up to cheer on their swimmers when the Summer Olympics arrive in Tokyo in 2020.
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.
National record holders and world-ranked Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino, Daiya Seto and Katsumi Nakamura are among the Japanese Pan Pacific Championships swimmers selected.
After a 4-event onslaught at the Japan Swim, 17-year-old Rikako Ikee leads her nation’s initial roster for the Pan Pacific Championships. Additional swimmers may be named after the Japan Open this May.
Noromura, l’an dernier, avait fait forte impression, et on s’attend à de formidables duels entre lui et un autre jeune de talent, le Hongrois Kristof Milak.
Kosuke Hagino produced a super quick 400m IM time to position him only behind America’s Chase Kalisz in the world rankings with the Pan Pacific Championships looming in the horizon.
Yasuhiro Koseki completed the breaststroke trifecta, holding off reigning world record holder Ippei Watanabe in the men’s 200m breaststroke in Tokyo tonight.
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Rikako Ikee will go for two gold medals on the final night of the World Junior Championships in the 100 fly and 50 free.
Taylor Ruck will look to defend her title in the 200 free on the final day of the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12.
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.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.