19-year-old Rio Shirai busted out the fastest 200m back time of her career to take gold in Tokyo tonight at the 2019 Japanese Student Championships.
Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.
Team USA leads the final medal table with 40 total medals: 19 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze. Japan and Russia won 6 gold medals each, and South Africa 5.
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker turns 22 today. She’ll look to celebrate with a clean sweep of breaststroke golds – the 50 breast heats are today.
On the back of the Pan Pacific Championships and Asian Games already done and dusted this summer, several Japanese high-profile athletes were back in the pool racing once again, this time locally at the 94th Japan Student Swimming Championships. Ippei Watanabe made his presence known in the men’s 100 breaststroke on day 1.
200 breast Olympic gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin looks to defend his 100 breast title against Yan Zibei, who leads the way into the final after setting a Games Record in prelims.
Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
La rencontre est celle de deux styles, de deux histoires, de deux conceptions de la natation.
Caeleb Dressel races for the win and a Worlds spot in the men’s 100 free tonight.
After an upset gold on day 1 in the 200 freestyle, Taylor Ruck will compete in both the 100 free and 100 back on day 2 in Tokyo.
Already the World Junior Record holder in the 200m IM,Japan’s Rikako Ikee sent a message that she’s ready to take on the senior ranks in this event.
Teen Rikako Ikee continues to show her Tokyo 2020 promise, while Kosuke Hagino gets his first win of the meet at the 2018 Japan Open.
Yasuhiro Koseki completed the breaststroke trifecta, holding off reigning world record holder Ippei Watanabe in the men’s 200m breaststroke in Tokyo tonight.