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Phelps poised for comeback

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, ...

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

Apr 12, 2014

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan’s latest rising swim star Kosuke Hagino dominated the pool as he set a pair of national records in the third day of the 90th national championships at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center on Saturday. The 19-year-old Toyo University student, who registered in six ...

Apr 9, 2014

Thorpe battling infection in Sydney

The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was “quite sick” in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the ...

Apr 9, 2014

Olympic swim champ Rice retires

Australia’s triple Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday. Rice had a stunning Olympic debut at Beijing’s Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 meters individual medley titles as well as ...

Mar 20, 2014

Kitajima preparing for nationals

Japan breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima revealed Thursday that he will enter both the 100 and 200 meters at the upcoming national championships. Kitajima, who won Olympic gold in each event at the 2004 Athens Games and repeated that feat four years later in Beijing, ...

Jan 31, 2014

Thorpe management deny claims

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe’s handlers on Friday denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse and said he instead entered hospital for shoulder surgery. It followed a front-page splash in The Sydney Daily Telegraph that the 31-year-old was injured in a ...

Swimmer Terakawa confirms retirement is official

Dec 4, 2013

Swimmer Terakawa confirms retirement is official

London Olympic double bronze medalist Aya Terakawa on Wednesday announced she has decided to call time on her career. “I have been able to continue competing on the front line longer than I thought I would,” the 29-year-old Terakawa told a news conference. “I ...

Dec 3, 2013

Veteran swimmer Terakawa to retire

Backstroke specialist and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Aya Terakawa will call it a career, sources have told Kyodo News. The 29-year-old Terakawa, who won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in the 100-meter backstroke and 400 medley relay, is expected to hold a news ...

Hagino strikes gold in World Cup 100 medley

Nov 9, 2013

Hagino strikes gold in World Cup 100 medley

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won the gold medal in the men’s 100-meter individual medley in the seventh leg of the World Cup series in Tokyo on Saturday. Hagino, silver medalist in the 200-meter individual medley and 400 freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona in ...

Aug 12, 2013

Seto third in 200 IM at World Cup

World individual medley champion Daiya Seto came in third in the 200-meter IM but failed to qualify for the final in the 100 butterfly at the World Cup on Sunday. Seto, only the third Japanese to have won a world title, recorded a time ...

Aug 11, 2013

Seto wins 400 IM at World Cup meet in Berlin

Newly crowned world champion Daiya Seto won the men’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday at a short course World Cup meet in Berlin. Seto, who won the 400 IM at last week’s world championships, captured the title in a Japanese short-course record of 3 minutes, ...