The 73rd National Sports Festival of Japan concluded today, with the nation’s golden girl, Rikako Ikee, capping off a whirlwind summer.
Sarah Sjostrom shattered her own World Cup Record in the women’s 100 fly with a swim of 56.46 in Doha.
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.
The final of the women’s 200 and 1500 freestyles will fall on the same night at the 2020 Olympics.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom collected her 3rd World Cup Record in just the 1st stop of the 2018 series.
Two of the fastest butterfliers in the world, Rikako Ikee of Japan and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, are set to train together in Turkey this fall.
Rikako Ikee, just 18 years old, became the first woman ever to be awarded MVP of the Asian Games.
SUN Yang s’est emparé des titres du 200, 400, 800, et 1500 nage libre à Djakarta.
18-year-old Rikako Ikee was a primary contributor to Japan’s overall victory over China at this year’s Asian Games, a feat it hasn’t accomplished in 20 years.
Les monopolistes complètent leurs empires : Sun Yang et Wang Jianjahe sur le demi-fond, Yasuhiro Koseki en brasse et Rikako Ikee sur 50 libre
Rikako Ikee is after her 8th medal of these Games, leading heats of the 50 free. She’s already won the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 4×100 free relay and 4×100 medley relay, and took silver in both the mixed medley relay and the 4×200 free relay.
Rikako Ikee won her sixth gold and eighth medal total in the 50 free on the final night of the Asian Games, setting another meet record.
La nouvelle coqueluche du demi-fond chinois, c’est Wang Jianjiahe.
China’s Li Bingjie will be eyeing her second title and fourth medal of the Asian Games in the women’s 400 freestyle on the final day of competition in Jakarta.
The penultimate day of the 2018 Asian Games wraps up tonight with six medal events. China’s Xu Jiayu seeks a backstroke sweep for 2018, sitting second in the 200 back after winning the 50 and 100 earlier on. Meanwhile, Chinese teammates Li Bingjie (who won the 200 free) and Wang Jianjiahe (who won the 1500) will meet in the 800 free, clashing for gold.