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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. ...

Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

Apr 8, 2016

Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

Kosuke Kitajima is set to retire from competitive swimming after failing in his bid to qualify for a fifth Olympics on Friday. The 33-year-old finished fifth in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships, having already missed out in the 100 meters ...

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

Apr 7, 2016

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

Kosuke Kitajima kept alive his hopes for a fifth Olympic appearance by a hair, squeezing into the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships on Thursday. Kitajima finished third overall in the semifinal heats with a 2 minute, 10.16 seconds to finish behind ...

Hagino qualifies for Rio Olympics in two more events

Apr 6, 2016

Hagino qualifies for Rio Olympics in two more events

Kosuke Hagino qualified for the Rio Olympics in two more events after winning the men’s 200-meter freestyle at the national championships on Wednesday. The nationals double as qualifying for the Olympics. Hagino, who is already bound for Rio de Janeiro in the 400 individual ...

Kitajima closes in on Olympic berth; Hagino punches ticket

Apr 4, 2016

Kitajima closes in on Olympic berth; Hagino punches ticket

Kosuke Kitajima turned back the clock at the national swimming championships on Monday with a devastating display of power to close in on a fifth successive Olympic appearance. The 33-year-old, who captured double gold in the men’s 100 and 200 meters breaststroke at the ...

Mar 31, 2016

Swimmer Agnel could miss Olympics after timing controversy

French swimmer Yannick Agnel is unlikely to defend his 200-meter freestyle Olympic title after a timing controversy ruled him out of contention. Agnel posted the third-best time at the French championships on Wednesday behind Jeremy Stravius and Jordan Pothain, although TV images appeared to ...