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Jun 10, 2016

Hagino making big splash in Europe

Rio Olympic gold medal hopeful Kosuke Hagino collected his third title in two days on Europe’s Mare Nostrum tour with victory in the men’s 200 meters individual medley on Thursday. Hagino, winner of the 400 IM and 200 backstroke on Wednesday, clocked 1 minute, ...

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Jun 9, 2016

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 400-meter individual medley and 200 backstroke on Wednesday in the second of three meets in Europe’s Mare Nostrum tour. Hagino logged 4 minutes, 9.52 seconds in the 400 IM, his best event. Hoping to swim 4:10 or better, he ...

Jun 4, 2016

Phelps posts mixed results at Longhorn

Michael Phelps edged Jack Conger to win the 100-meter freestyle Friday, but was beaten by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in the 100 butterfly at the Longhorn Elite Invitational in Austin, Texas. Phelps finished second to Schooling in the 100 fly, where the 18-time Olympic gold ...

May 18, 2016

Peaty sets 2016 breaststroke standard

Rio-bound world champion Adam Peaty gave Britain its first swimming gold of the European aquatics championships on Tuesday with the fastest time of the year in the 100 meters breaststroke. The 21-year-old world record holder, still in hard training and unshaven, then went back ...

Apr 15, 2016

Ledecky, Dwyer win at Arena meet

Katie Ledecky and Conor Dwyer won the 200-meter freestyle races at the Arena Pro Swim meet Thursday night, with Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps winning their consolation finals in the event. Ledecky led all the way to touch in 1 minute, 55.71 seconds in ...

Hagino ready to meet Olympic challenge head-on

Apr 15, 2016

Hagino ready to meet Olympic challenge head-on

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Japan’s Olympic poster boy Kosuke Hagino insists he can handle the pressure of the nation’s expectations as he bids for swimming glory at this summer’s Rio Games. “The most important thing about the Olympics is to enjoy the atmosphere,” Hagino told reporters at the ...

Apr 12, 2016

McEvoy smokes field at Australian swim trials

elbourne Australia Cameron McEvoy will head to the Rio Games brimming with confidence after storming to the Australian 100-meter freestyle title at the Olympic trials on Monday, but former world champion James Magnussen failed to book his ticket for the blue-riband event. McEvoy, runner-up ...

Japan confirms swimming team for Rio Olympics

Apr 11, 2016

Japan confirms swimming team for Rio Olympics

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The Japan Swimming Federation officially announced its national team for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Monday. Medal hopefuls such as Kosuke Hagino, Ryosuke Irie, Kanako Watanabe and Rie Kaneto will lead the 34 representatives — the second-biggest team in Japan’s Olympic history. ...