Takeshi Matsuda

Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Fly

As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?

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Lots O’ Cash On Offer As We Rank Top 3 Japanese Records Most Likely To Fall

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?

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Top 10 Performances from the 2020 FINA Champions Series

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)

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Japan Releases Stiff Qualifying Standards For The 2020 Home Olympic Games

The Japanese Swimming Federation has just released the selection criteria for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to be hosted in Tokyo.

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Nao Horomura Rattles Milak’s 200 Fly WJR In 1:53.90 At WUGS

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.

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05/18/17 In Briefs Pacific Edition: Matsuda, Mariana & Phillippines

Catch up on the smaller swimming stories from around the web, including Japanese Olympic medalist Takeshi Matsuda’s appointment to the JOC Athletes Committee.

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Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda Says Farewell To Swimming

“The races I won a medal in all mean something,” says Japanese national team mainstay Takeshi Matsuda when reflecting on his long career.

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Japanese Stalwart Takeshi Matsuda Set To Retire This Month

Mainstay 200m butterfly racer Takeshi Matsuda, 32, has announced he will be retiring after competing one last time.

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Asia: Watanabe Carries on Japanese 200 Breast Legacy Inspired by Kitajima

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.

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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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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 4 Finals Recap: Major 200 IM Shake-ups

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.

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2016 Japanese Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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.

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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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