The seven swimmers banned from the Russian Olympic team could have a profound effect on the teams medal count.
Japans Rie Kaneto is the only sub-2:20 performer this year, and will look to lead an Olympic final without any Americans.
A vital component of the 2016 Japanese Olympic team, Daiya Seto led a small elite contingency in its stop at the Narwhal Invite in Mesa.
Katinka Hosszu will take on one of the toughest world records on the books in Rio: the women’s 400 IM.
Rikako Ikee had an impressive win in the women’s 100 fly, clocking 57.57.
Cate and Bronte Campbell will compete in the women’s 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.
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.