Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

Teenager Rikako Ikee won the women’s 50-meter butterfly at an international swimming meet on Friday. The 16-year-old Rio Olympian swam the 50 butterfly without taking a breath for the first time to win in 26.09 seconds, well short of the Japanese record of 25.50 she set in July last year. ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Hagino makes winning return

Kosuke Hagino marked his return to competition following elbow surgery with a pair of victories Friday at the Madrid Open. The Rio Olympic 400-meter individual medley gold medalist, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in September, won the 400 IM in 4 minutes, ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement. Phelps testified Tuesday before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, delivering the message that he ...

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 ...

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 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 ...