Yasuhiro Koseki Fires Off 25.91 50 Breast Asian Record At 29 Years Of Age

63RD JAPANESE SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Japanese men’s breaststroke has been on fire at these Short Course Championships, with Yuya Hinomoto producing a new national record in the 100m breast yesterday while another standard bit the dust here on day 2.

While competing in the fast and furious 50m breaststroke, racing mainstay Yasuhiro Koseki nailed the fastest time of his career, posting a monster 25.91 to take gold.

After clinching the 3rd seed out of this morning’s heats, registering a prelim swim of 26.13, Koseki found another gear to get under 26 seconds for the first time in his career. The 29-year-old’s previous personal best in short course rested at the 26.01 he logged just last month as a member of the Tokyo Frog Kings.

Tonight’s 25.91 also clocks a new Asian continental record as well. Koseki’s outing sits just outside the list of top 15 performers all-time in this event.

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Big mac #1
1 month ago

What is in that pool water?

Just give the trophy to the condors already
Reply to  Big mac #1
1 month ago

Japanese samurai ninjutsu buddha water

Swimmerfromjapananduk

Why are there people downvoting this lol

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Big mac #1
1 month ago

MSG

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
1 month ago

I’m not sure if it’s just confirmation bias, but I’ve observed that in general, many of the elite Japanese swimmers are superb in-season swimmers, with not that much of a drop (if any) at the championship meets.

I certainly can’t think of an equivalent to e.g. Townley Haas.

Landen

Last guys I can think of that dropped big time during champs was Kitajima and prime hagino. Aside from those two I can’t really think of any

Lil Swimmy
1 month ago

so true!

Rebecca
1 month ago

Kanako Watanabe is now coached by Akihiro Yamaguchi, former world record holder( at age 17). It seems going very well with her new best times.

swimah
1 month ago

yuya got disqualified on the 50 from yesterday. koseki moves up to first and the Japanese record holder

swimah
Reply to  swimah
1 month ago

Seto got disqualified on 200 breast today too. Both illegal kicks.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  swimah
1 month ago

It happens

The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  Swimmerfromjapananduk
1 month ago

It happens a lot. The definition of what a legal breastroke looks like is being pushed in a number of areas.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  The unoriginal Tim
1 month ago

I’m not sure if this will sound like I’m blaming them but I think the top sprint breaststrokers in the world led by peaty and shymanovich play a big role in this considering they’re the main guys pushing the boundaries on how far a human can go for the sprint breaststroke and I think everyone else behind are kind of pressured to keep up and end up doing shit like illegal kicks and under waters. This might just be me chatting shi tho

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