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.
Les monopolistes complètent leurs empires : Sun Yang et Wang Jianjahe sur le demi-fond, Yasuhiro Koseki en brasse et Rikako Ikee sur 50 libre
Rikako Ikee is after her 8th medal of these Games, leading heats of the 50 free. She’s already won the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 4×100 free relay and 4×100 medley relay, and took silver in both the mixed medley relay and the 4×200 free relay.
Kim Seoyeong won the women’s 200 IM in a new Korean and Asian Games Record of 2:08.34.
China’s Li Bingjie will be eyeing her second title and fourth medal of the Asian Games in the women’s 400 freestyle on the final day of competition in Jakarta.
Sun Yang is slated to raced the 1500m freestyle on the final day of the 2018 Asian Games.
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.
Rikako IKEE a enlevé son quatrième or des Jeux Asiatiques de Djakarta sur 100 mètres papillon.
Among the swimmers to watch is Japanese IM star Yui Ohashi, who leads the way in the 400 IM.
The Chinese women broke the Asian Games Record to win their sixth consecutive title in the 800 free relay.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe will swim the men’s 200 breast on day 3 of the Asian Games.
Although Kazakhstani Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin is physically in Jakarta, he is missing from the men’s 200m breaststroke start lists for the 2018 Asian Games.
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.