Kanako Watanabe pulled off the win in the women’s 100 breast against a tough field at the Japan Open.
Cameron McEvoy will headline the men’s 200 free at day 1 prelims of the Japan Open.
Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino will be two swimmers to watch this weekend at the 2016 Japan Open.
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.
Notable quotables from a few key Japanese stars from Tokyo’s Olympic Trials this past week.
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Veteran Japanese swimmer Rie Kaneto just surpassed her own Japanese National Record to become the first woman ever from her nation to clock a mark under 2:20.00 in the 200m breaststroke event.
If Kosuke Hagino dropped the hammer earlier in the meet with his 1:45.50 200 free victory, he unloaded an entire arsenal in clinching the new Japanese National Record in the 200 IM (1:55.07).
Reigning 400IM World Champion, Daiya Seto, will try to hold off teammate Kosuke Hagino in the morning 200m IM race in Tokyo.
Kosuke Hagino rocked the world’s fastest 200m freestyle time while competing at the Japanese Olympic Trials tonight.
15-year-old Rikako Ikee already scored a new National Record during semi-finals of the women’s 100m butterfly and followed that up with a big meet title-winning swim. Kosuke Kitajima, meanwhile, qualified for his 5th Olympic Games.
Although perhaps not as deep within each event as other nations, the talent sprinkled among the Japanese team is utterly fierce and will most definitely be in the mix for medals in Rio.
With his stand-out 100m freestyle swim from day 1 of the Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Aussie Cameron McEvoy earned Male Swimmer of the meet.
Cameron McEvoy cranked out the world’s fastest 100 freestyle so far this season (47.56) on day 1 in Perth and blew out the field again tonight in the 50m freestyle, scoring a 21.73 scorcher.
Japan’s Rie Kaneto rocks a new All Comers and Japanese National Record in 200m breaststroke while competing at the Aquatic Super Series – 2:20.04 at 27 years old.