Daiya Seto is Mr. Automatic when it comes to producing sub-1:58 200 IMs.
Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai of Japan made his presence known at a domestic competition over the weekend, while Ippei Watanabe, Yui Ohashi and Kanako Watanabe were also in the water.
L’une des tendances les plus marquantes des courses de natation qui viennent de s’achever aux Universiades de Taipei, a été la réalisation de performances parfois très élevées en séries et (pour le sprint de nage libre) en demi-finales. C’est une constatation récurrente, que font ce qu’intéresse la natation, que cette quasi-obligation de nager vite dès les épreuves qualificatives.
After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.
The USA leads the swimming medal table with 4 medals to Russia’s 2 medals.
Yui Ohashi of Japan will be hunting down gold in the 400 IM after taking the top qualifying time in the prelims.
Follow along for live updates from the first preliminary session of the 2017 World University Games.
Look out for Japan, who is bringing its heavy hitters into Taipei for the World University Games.
The only thing better than watching Katinka Hosszu destroy the field in the 400 IM final was listening to the crowd cheer her on.
Camille Lacourt seeks a three-peat in the men’s 50 back in his final swim.
Kosuke Hagino will swim in the men’s 400 IM on day 8.
Katinka Hosszu will swim the 400 IM prelims on day 8 in Budapest.
Several World Record holders will compete in their respective events tonight, including Great Britain’s Adam Peaty in his signature 100 breast.