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.
Australian breaststroker Taylor McKeown is the latest swimmer to withdraw herself from this weekend’s Aquatic Super Series in Perth, the tri-national meet among hosts Australia, China and Japan.
New Australian and Commonwealth Records for double world champion Mitch Larkin tonight in Tokyo.
Rikke Pedersen of Denmark has emerged as the top 200 breastroker in the world the last few years.
Red-hot backstroker Ryosuke Irie will look to dominate once again, this time at the 2015 Japan Open slated for May 22-24th in Tokyo.
The Japanese Swimming Federation has announced a team of 25 athletes who they will be sending to the World Championships in Kazan…
The final day of Japan’s National Championships saw IMer Kosuke Hagino and breaststroker Kanako Watanabe set new world-leading times.
Rikke Moeller Pedersen’s 200 Breaststroke, an event she holds the met record in SCM and the world record in LCM, will be one of the highlight races of the final day of competition at Short Course Worlds.
Junya Koga absolutely dominated the race in the men’s 50m backstroke churning into the wall like a madman to grab the gold with a time of 24.28. That time was just four one-hundredths shy of the Asian record of 24.24, but did break his own Asian Games record of 24.46 which he set in prelims.
Michael Phelps made the final of the 200 IM, while his longtime rival Ryan Lochte just missed the cut in Australia.
Michael Phelps makes his return to international competition in Australia this week. Get the scoop on what to watch for at the Pan Pacific Championships here.