The 73rd National Sports Festival of Japan concluded today, with the nation’s golden girl, Rikako Ikee, capping off a whirlwind summer.
Masato Sakai (left) won the 200m fly silver medal in Rio, but recently underwent shoulder surgery this summer. He’ll be making his recovery debut this weekend at the Japanese National Sports Festival.
SUN Yang s’est emparé des titres du 200, 400, 800, et 1500 nage libre à Djakarta.
It’s been a summer loaded with swimming action, from U.S. Nationals to the European Championships to Pan Pacs to Asian Games to Junior Pan Pacs. But through all of it, you won’t see a more exciting relay race than the men’s medley at the 2018 Asian Games.
Les monopolistes complètent leurs empires : Sun Yang et Wang Jianjahe sur le demi-fond, Yasuhiro Koseki en brasse et Rikako Ikee sur 50 libre
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.
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.
Ryosuke Irie claimed 2 silvers behind American Ryan Murphy at the Pan Pacific Championships. Will the Japanese national record holder be able to come away with a gold ahead of rival Xu Jiayu here in Jakarta?
Katsumi Nakamura was a key member of Japan’s record-breaking 400 free relay in Jakarta.
Joseph Schooling will look to defend his 100 fly title on day 4 of the Asian Games in Jakarta.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
Led by Pan Pacs gold medalists Rikako Ikee, Yasuhiro Koseki and Yui Ohashi, the nation of Japan is primed to challenge China as the overall winning nation in the pool at the 2018 Asian Games.
After breaking the Pan Pacs Record this morning, Murphy is set up for a backstroke sweep and could swim his first sub-1:54 since Rio.