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Olympic Silver Medalist Masato Sakai To Return To Racing This Weekend

Masato Sakai (left) won the 200m fly silver medal in Rio, but recently underwent shoulder surgery this summer. He’ll be making his recovery debut this weekend at the Japanese National Sports Festival.

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Ippei Watanabe Wins 3rd Consecutive Title At Japan Student C’ships

On the back of the Pan Pacific Championships and Asian Games already done and dusted this summer, several Japanese high-profile athletes were back in the pool racing once again, this time locally at the 94th Japan Student Swimming Championships. Ippei Watanabe made his presence known in the men’s 100 breaststroke on day 1.

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2018 Asian Games: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.

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Sun Yang Qualifies 1st in Pursuit of First 200 Free Asian Games Gold

Sun Yang is the defending World and Olympic Champion in the 200 free, but the title of Asian Games champion in the event has eluded him.

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2018 Pan Pacific Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

After an upset gold on day 1 in the 200 freestyle, Taylor Ruck will compete in both the 100 free and 100 back on day 2 in Tokyo.

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Official SwimSwam 2018 Pan Pacs Preview Index

Keep tabs on our running discipline-by-discipline previews for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships below:

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Follow The 2018 Japan Pan Pacs Team On Social Media

Find links to the Twitter and Instagram accounts of the 2018 Japanese Pan Pacific Championships team.

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2018 Pan Pacs Previews: Dressel & Horomura Rising In Men’s Butterfly

Caeleb Dressel is one of three men ever to break 50 seconds in the 100 fly, and he’s the heavy favorite at Pan Pacs even without approaching his best time so far this year.

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Kathleen Baker Torches 58.77 100 Back In Barcelona, World #3

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.

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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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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 Selects Stacked Roster For 2018 Pan Pacific Championships

National record holders and world-ranked Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino, Daiya Seto and Katsumi Nakamura are among the Japanese Pan Pacific Championships swimmers selected.

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First Round Of Japan’s 2018 Pan Pacific C’ships Roster Announced

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.

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Japan Swim 2018 : Noromura à la poursuite de Kristof Milak

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.

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2018 Japan Swim: Hagino Back To 400 IM Form, Nakamura 48.22

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.

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