Yui Ohashi rocked another world-class 400m IM to notch the only World Championships qualifying time on day 2 of the 2019 Japan Open.
Yasuhiro Koseki clinched a World Championships qualifying time in the men’s 100m breaststroke, but reigning SCM 200 fly World Record holder Daiya Seto wasn’t far behind.
Yui Ohashi will be back at it this week, competing at the Japan Open, the final qualifier for this summer’s World Championships.
Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto earned his 3rd title at the Japanese Championships, which concluded tonight in Tokyo.
Katsuhiro Matsumoto clocked a big-time 1:45.63 to take over the top 200m free time of 2019.
A ‘who’s who’ within the Japanese swimming ranks is set to descend upon the Tatsumi International Swimming Center this weekend to compete at the annual Konami Open. However, this year will have a different meaning, as the nation’s star female athlete, Rikako Ikee, will no longer be taking part, instead addressing her recently-disclosed illness of leukemia.
Miho Teramura reset her Japanese Record once again in the women’s 50 breast swim-off.
Miho Teramura broke a six-year-old Japanese Record in the women’s 50 breast in Hangzhou.
On-fire Rikako Ikee of Japan continues her string of consecutive competitions by competing in the 50th Tokyo Swimming Center Invitational Swim Meet this week.
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In response to her extraordinary year in the pool, 18-year-old Rikako Ikee has been honored as ‘MVP’ by the Japanese Swimming Federation.
La nouvelle coqueluche du demi-fond chinois, c’est Wang Jianjiahe.
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.
Satomi Suzuki raced her way to gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke, as Japan leads the overall swimming medal table heading into the final day of competition in Jakarta.
Rikako Ikee had another 55-second fly leg as Japan broke the Asian Games and Japanese National Records in the women’s 400 medley relay.