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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 ...

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 ...