As with the upcoming Konami Open, the Japanese Olympic Trials will also be offering cash prizes for broken records. But, which ones are likely to go down?
In case you missed it, check out the top 10 swims from the 2020 FINA Champions Series, which concluded in Beijing, China on Sunday. (pictured: Daiya Seto)
The Japanese Swimming Federation has just released the selection criteria for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to be hosted in Tokyo.
Japan’s Nao Horomura threw down a 1:53.90 to win the WUG title and narrowly miss the Junior world record of 1:53.79, set by Hungarian Kristof Milak.
Catch up on the smaller swimming stories from around the web, including Japanese Olympic medalist Takeshi Matsuda’s appointment to the JOC Athletes Committee.
“The races I won a medal in all mean something,” says Japanese national team mainstay Takeshi Matsuda when reflecting on his long career.
Mainstay 200m butterfly racer Takeshi Matsuda, 32, has announced he will be retiring after competing one last time.
Carrying on the tradition of success among Japanese breaststrokers, Ippei Watanabe rocked a new Olympic Record in the men’s 200 breast semifinals tonight. Watanabe was the top qualifier for finals, posting a 2:07.22.
Cate Campbell tied her world leading 52.38 in the 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.
Cate and Bronte Campbell will compete in the women’s 100 freestyle on day 2 of the Japan Open.
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.
Teenager Runa Imai picked the right time to explode, clocking the 2nd-swiftest women’s 200m IM time tonight and punching her ticket to Rio.
31-year-old Takeshi Matsuda earned bronze in the men’s 200m butterfly in both Beijing and London. He’ll be swimming in the prelims of the event in Tokyo this morning.
Kosuke Hagino rocked the world’s fastest 200m freestyle time while competing at the Japanese Olympic Trials tonight.