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Swimmer Hagino captures record fifth title at nationals

Apr 14, 2013

Swimmer Hagino captures record fifth title at nationals

Kosuke Hagino made Japanese swimming history on Saturday when he became the first swimmer to win five titles at the national championships. Hagino powered to victory in the 200-meter individual medley in a Japanese record time of 1 minute, 55.74 seconds on the third ...

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Apr 13, 2013

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Kosuke Hagino defeated London Olympic bronze medalist Ryosuke Irie in the men’s 100 meters backstroke on Friday to capture his third title at the national swimming championships, a qualifier for this summer’s world championships in Barcelona. The 18-year-old Hagino surpassed the qualifying standard with ...

Kitajima to swim for at least one more season

Feb 4, 2013

Kitajima to swim for at least one more season

Former two-time double Olympic breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima will not retire any time soon, saying Monday that he will continue to compete for at least another season. “I want to enjoy swimming this year,” said the 30-year-old Kitajima, who did not win an individual ...

Dec 31, 2012

McCardel to attempt record swim

An Australian open-water distance swimmer who has made multiple crossings of the English Channel on Sunday announced an ambitious bid to swim solo from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage. Chloe McCardel, 27, has twice won the Channel Swimming Association’s Sotiraki ...

Dec 16, 2012

Seto grabs 200 IM silver at worlds

Daiya Seto placed second in the men’s 200-meter individual medley Friday to capture his second medal at the short-course FINA Swimming World Championships. The 18-year-old Seto was a distant second to American Ryan Lochte, who broke his own world record with a lung-busting time ...

Dec 15, 2012

Seto wins gold at short-course worlds

Japanese teen Daiya Seto rewrote his own record Thursday en route to winning the men’s 400-meter individual medley on the second day of the short-course FINA World Swimming Championships. Eighteen-year-old Seto shaved 0.87 second off his previous mark to take the gold medal in ...

Nov 4, 2012

Olympic star Ye triumphs in 200 IM

Ye Shiwen, China’s teenage swimming sensation, stormed to victory in the 200-meter individual medley despite claiming to be 85 percent fit at Beijing’s short-course World Cup meet on Friday. The 16-year-old who stunned the sporting world with two gold medals in the women’s 200 ...

Oct 22, 2012

Swimmer Seto sets new record

Teenager Daiya Seto set a new World Cup record in the 400-meter Individual Medley final on Saturday on the opening day of Berlin’s short-course meet. The 18-year-old Japanese record-holder notched his fifth consecutive victory in the event, coming home in 4 minutes, 00.12 seconds ...

Oct 7, 2012

Greek swimmer wins compensation

The Greek Swimming Federation has been ordered to pay €277,000 ($360,986) to 100-meter freestyle swimmer Tonia Machaira for wrongfully excluding her from the 2004 Athens Olympics on the grounds she had failed a drug test. Machaira filed a suit for €1 million eight years ...

Sep 29, 2012

Kitajima sets sights on 2016 Rio Games

Japan’s four-time Olympic swimming champion Kosuke Kitajima, who missed out on an individual medal at the London Games, says he is keen to line up at the poolside in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “While younger swimmers are coming up, I want to go ...