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2016 Japan Open: Ikee, Kaneto Shine At Day 3 Finals

Rikako Ikee had an impressive win in the women’s 100 fly, clocking 57.57.

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2016 Japan Open: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen will both compete in the 50 freestyle on the final day of the Japan Open.

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2016 Japan Open: Cate Campbell, Hagino Impress At Day 2 Finals

Cate Campbell tied her world leading 52.38 in the 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.

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McEvoy, Campbell Post Impressive 100 Free Prelim Times At Japan Open

Cate and Bronte Campbell will compete in the women’s 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.

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2016 Japan Open: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

Cameron McEvoy will headline the men’s 200 free at day 1 prelims of the Japan Open.

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Despite Tough Standards, Japan Assembles Its 2nd-Largest Olympic Squad

Despite tough Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards that sometimes stood quicker than the country’s own record in the event, the Japanese are bringing its 2nd-largest swimming squad ever to an Olympics.

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 3 Finals Live Recap: Hagino Smokes 200 Free

Kosuke Hagino rocked the world’s fastest 200m freestyle time while competing at the Japanese Olympic Trials tonight.

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

The current women’s 200 butterfly World Champion, Natsumi Hoshi, will be in the pool today trying to claim a Japanese national title in the event in Tokyo.

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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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