Sprinter Katsumi Nakamura is just one of the Japanese swimmers who cracked the world’s top 5 tonight in Tokyo.
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.
Ippei Watanabe, Kanako Watanabe and Katsuhiro Matsumoto racked up additional wins on the final night of the 94th Japanese Student Swimming Championships.
Pan Pacs bronze medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto led the men’s 200 free at the JPN Student Swimming Championships, clocking 1:46.93 for the win.