Daiya Seto hits 200 fly qualifying mark for World Championships, while several other swimmers are in the hunt for their own events.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto clocked a big-time 1:45.63 to take over the top 200m free time of 2019.
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 2019 Konami Open kicked off tonight, but without one of Japan’s main aquatic powerhouses, Rikako Ikee. Swimming in her honor, Ikee’s Japanese teammates threw down some stellar marks for this point in the season.
La nouvelle coqueluche du demi-fond chinois, c’est Wang Jianjiahe.
Rikako Ikee had another 55-second fly leg as Japan broke the Asian Games and Japanese National Records in the women’s 400 medley relay.
Joseph SCHOOLING a gagné le 100 papillon, l’épreuve qu’il avait dominée au Brésil.
200 breast Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin looks to defend his 100 breast title against Yan Zibei, who leads the way into the final after setting a Games Record in prelims.
Japan and China are dueling for the top of the medal table, while Joseph Schooling claims first non-JPN/CHN gold.
Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
Among the swimmers to watch is Japanese IM star Yui Ohashi, who leads the way in the 400 IM.
Chinese swimmer Liu Xiang became the first woman under 27 seconds in the 50 back with a world record swim of 26.98.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
Although Kazakhstani Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin is physically in Jakarta, he is missing from the men’s 200m breaststroke start lists for the 2018 Asian Games.
Comme prévu, SUN Yang a gagné, facile, le 200 mètres messieurs, première étape d’un triomphe annoncé.