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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 1 Prelims Recap

The 2016 Japan Swim (Japanese Olympic Trials) kick-off today in Tokyo, with two big guns – Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino – highlighting the very first event.

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15-year-old Ikee Blasts Sub-55 1Free, Hagino 1:56.10 2Back At Konami

Seto, Hagino, Ikee and several other key players were in action again tonight in Tokyo for Day 2 of the 2016 Konami Open, the last major meet before April’s Olympic Trials.

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Hagino Rocks Sub-4:10 400 IM, Ikee Nabs World Jr Record At Konami Open

Kosuke Hagino throws down 2016’s first sub-4:10 400 IM, while 15-year-old Rikako Ikee continues on her fierce freestyle record siege on Day 1 of the 2016 Konami Open.

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2016 Aquatic Super Series Preview

The Chinese and Japanese teams will have a hard time overcoming the talent and depth of the Australian team in Perth…

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15 Year-Old Rikako Ikee Breaks Japanese Record in the 100 Freestyle

Rikako Ikee won the women’s 100 freestyle at the Kitajima Cup in a time of 53.99…

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Sun Yang Tops Chinese Talent, Koseki Leads Japanese Headed To Perth

Although banned from training at any official centers in the country, Chinese distance star Sun Yang leads his team at the Perth Aquatic Super Series in Australia, scheduled for February 5th and 6th.

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Nakamura Sets National Record, Rocks Men’s 100 Freestyle World Rankings at 2015 Japan Open

The 2015 Japan Open continued today with some significant shaking up of the world rankings.  Two Japanese National Records also…

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Irie, Seto, Hagino, Along with America’s Ervin, Headline the 2015 Japan Open

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.

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Japan Sending 25 to the World Championships in Kazan

The Japanese Swimming Federation has announced a team of 25 athletes who they will be sending to the World Championships in Kazan…

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Kosuke Hagino breaks Asian 200 IM record with 1:55.33 at Japan Intercollegiate Champs

Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino swept the top two spots in the 200 IM, with Hagino breaking his own national and continental records.

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Hagino Breaks Two Japanese Records; Women Start Slow But Finish Strong on Day 3 of Japanese Nationals

As more Japanese veterans fail to qualify for Pan Pacs, it’s unquestionable who the country’s star swimmers is: Kosuke Hagino.

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Sean Ryan Wins 1500 freestyle, Breaks 15 min Barrier at WUG

Sean Ryan of the United States has been biding his time through Open Water Nationals and the World Championship Trials, but unleashed at the World University Games. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Margalis; Peacock Take Top Seeds in Prelims on Day 3 of World University Games

Georgia’s Melanie Margalis used a great back-half on her 200 IM to pull away for the top seed on Friday morning in Kazan. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Russians win three of four events in Kazan at Universiade

Yana Martynova (picture courtesy of U of E Swim Team)

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