Japan’s Satomi Suzuki Broke the Natioanl Record in the 50 breaststroke on Friday.
The Japanese swimming trials will be taking place at the Tatsumi International Pool in Tokyo April 10-13 starting tomorrow. These trials will be Japan’s 90th swimming nationals and the selection meet for their Pan Pac roster.
The two biggest show stoppers of the day were the Australian sprint due of Cate Campbell and James Magnussen…
Chad Le Clos headlines the South African contingent for the event, which starts January 31, 2014.
Before the events began Australian Cate Campbell was asked if this race felt like revenge after missing the 2012 individual event at the Olympics due to illness, she corrected the interviewer, not revenge, motivation…. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
With the fastest split of the evening, Sun Yang slingshotted the Chinese to a third place finish and new Chinese National record.
Men’s 200 backstroke race footage is courtesy of swimswam partner Universal Sports Network. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
James Magnussen returns to the top of the 100 free mountain winning the 2013 FINA World Championship! (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Ryan Lochte clocked an effortless 1:57.19 this morning in 200 back. Lochte and Clary, the Olympic Champion, are 1st and 3rd going into semi finals. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
(Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Sun Yang has set himself up well for the 800m freestyle final. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victor puig.com)
Grevers was the only man under 53 seconds, taking victory in 52.93. This was a classic, even-paced Grevers swim (he split 25.39/27.54) where he didn’t blow his speed out on the front half nor save it all up for the back half, but put in two outstanding 50′s for the victory. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Kosuke Hagino finished second last night in the 400m freestyle. He will advance to two finals tomorrow night after his solid semi-final performances on day 2. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
There’s a lot of weight on Kevin Cordes’ shoulders in the 400 medley relay, as he’ll need to be competitive with Australia’s Christian Sprenger.
At 2013 FINA Worlds Grevers will face strong competition from David Plummer, France’s Jeremy Stravius, and Japan’s Ryosuke Irie and Kosuke Hagino. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)