/ Mar 13, 2017

Hagino breezes through 400 free

Kosuke Hagino wrapped up the three-day Madrid Open with his fifth victory in as many events in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday. Hagino, who holds the national record of 3 minutes, 43.90 seconds in the 400 free, clocked 3:49.21 in making a strong comeback from ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

Hagino cruises to victory in Madrid

Kosuke Hagino won two more races at the Madrid Open on Saturday, sweeping the men’s 200-meter individual medley and the 200 freestyle. The Rio Olympic 400 IM champion touched the wall in 1 minute, 58.07 seconds in the 200 IM and topped the 200 ...

/ 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, ...

Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

/ Mar 4, 2017

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 ...

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 ...