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Ikee breaks own women's 50-meter freestyle national record

Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee rewrote her national record en route to victory in the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the Konami Open on Saturday. Ikee clocked 24.48 seconds at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, shaving 0.19 second off her previous mark. Ikee also won the women’s 100 butterfly in a meet ...

Watanabe breaks 200-meter breaststroke world record

Jan 29, 2017

Watanabe breaks 200-meter breaststroke world record

Teenager Ippei Watanabe set a world record in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 06.67 seconds on Sunday. The 19-year-old university student improved on the previous mark of 2:07.01 set by compatriot Akihiro Yamaguchi in 2012. Watanabe set the record ...

Jan 17, 2017

Lifeguard tells 1976 Olympic champion Wilkie to slow down

Britain’s 1976 Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie revealed he tore up his health club member’s card after being accused of . . . swimming too fast. The 62-year-old, who won Olympic gold in the 200-meter breaststroke, told The Daily Mail he had been astonished ...

Seto completes three-peat at short-course worlds

Dec 11, 2016

Seto completes three-peat at short-course worlds

Daiya Seto crushed the field to capture his third consecutive men’s 400-meter individual medley title at the short-course world swimming championships on Saturday. American Josh Prenot led through the first 100 meters of the race, but Seto went to the front during the backstroke ...

Dec 8, 2016

Japan Sports Agency boss Suzuki set for FINA appointment

Japan Sports Agency commissioner Daichi Suzuki will be chosen as one of 23 bureau members of swimming’s world governing body FINA, sources said Thursday. Suzuki, who won the men’s 100-meter backstroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is set to replace Kazuo Sano of Japan ...

Dec 7, 2016

Seto wins two bronze at short-course worlds

Daiya Seto won bronze medals in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter butterfly on the opening day of the world short-course swimming championships Tuesday. Seto, bronze medalist in the 400 individual medley at the Rio Olympics in August, clocked 1 minute, 52.89 seconds ...

Nov 20, 2016

Inui, Nakamaki win Asian synchronized swimming title

Yukiko Inui and Kanami Nakamaki won the women’s duet free routine in synchronized swimming at the Asian swimming championships on Sunday. Inui, who won the bronze medals both in duet and team events at the Rio Games this summer, and her new free-routine partner ...

Sakai outperforms Seto in 200-meter butterfly showdown

Nov 19, 2016

Sakai outperforms Seto in 200-meter butterfly showdown

Masato Sakai held off fellow Rio Olympic medalist Daiya Seto to win the men’s 200-meter butterfly at the Asian swimming championships on Saturday. Sakai, who won silver in the event in Rio this summer, touched the wall in 1 minute, 54.53 seconds ahead of ...

Ikee triumphs twice at Asian championships

Nov 18, 2016

Ikee triumphs twice at Asian championships

Sixteen-year-old Rio Olympian Rikako Ikee won the women’s 50-meter butterfly and 50m freestyle on Friday at the Asian swimming championships. Ikee held on to her lead in the butterfly and touched the wall in 25.74 seconds, while she came from behind in the following ...

Nov 12, 2016

Melnikov receives 8-year doping ban

Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov has been banned for eight years for a second positive doping test, during training for Olympic qualifying races. On Friday, FINA said Melnikov tested positive for a growth hormone in a sample taken in Moscow in March. Aquatic sports’ global ...

Oct 23, 2016

Seto wins again at World Cup meet in Singapore

Daiya Seto won the 200-meter individual medley on Saturday at a short-course World Cup meet in Singapore, touching in 1 minute, 52.80 seconds. Seto, who won the bronze medal at the Rio Games in August, won the 400 IM on Friday as well as ...