Get ready for the 2018 Asian Games by re-living Ippei Watanabe’s 200m breast world record from 2017.
La rencontre est celle de deux styles, de deux histoires, de deux conceptions de la natation.
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.
Ippei Watanabe broke the Pan Pacific Championship meet record to win gold in the men’s 200 breast.
Prenot and Watanabe are in the 2:07-range this year, while Wilson and Koseki have been in the 2:08s.
Yasuhiro Koseki is one of the contenders in the men’s 200 breast on day 4 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
The former mark was a 2:08.36 done by Japanese breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima at the 2010 Pan Pacs.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi is the heavy favorite for the women’s 400 IM victory, while World Champion Chase Kalisz battles Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino in the men’s race.
Cate Campbell anchored the Australians in 50.93, the fastest female freestyle leg in history, as they won gold in the 400 mixed medley relay in a new Commonwealth Record.
Chase Kalisz will compete in the men’s 400 IM on day 1 of the Pan Pacific Championships.
Keep tabs on our running discipline-by-discipline previews for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships below:
The Americans should battle Brazil for the men’s 4×100 free relay gold… but we don’t know who will be on the American team. Even the status of 2017 World champ Caeleb Dressel (pictured) is in the wind.
Could we see a World Record go down in the men’s 200 breast? With this field, someone will push for it.
While competing on the final day of the final stop of this year’s Mare Nostrum Series, 26-year-old Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan knocked out two significant national records.