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Swimmer Terakawa confirms retirement is official

Dec 4, 2013

Swimmer Terakawa confirms retirement is official

London Olympic double bronze medalist Aya Terakawa on Wednesday announced she has decided to call time on her career. “I have been able to continue competing on the front line longer than I thought I would,” the 29-year-old Terakawa told a news conference. “I ...

Dec 3, 2013

Veteran swimmer Terakawa to retire

Backstroke specialist and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Aya Terakawa will call it a career, sources have told Kyodo News. The 29-year-old Terakawa, who won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in the 100-meter backstroke and 400 medley relay, is expected to hold a news ...

Hagino strikes gold in World Cup 100 medley

Nov 9, 2013

Hagino strikes gold in World Cup 100 medley

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won the gold medal in the men’s 100-meter individual medley in the seventh leg of the World Cup series in Tokyo on Saturday. Hagino, silver medalist in the 200-meter individual medley and 400 freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona in ...

Aug 12, 2013

Seto third in 200 IM at World Cup

World individual medley champion Daiya Seto came in third in the 200-meter IM but failed to qualify for the final in the 100 butterfly at the World Cup on Sunday. Seto, only the third Japanese to have won a world title, recorded a time ...

Aug 11, 2013

Seto wins 400 IM at World Cup meet in Berlin

Newly crowned world champion Daiya Seto won the men’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday at a short course World Cup meet in Berlin. Seto, who won the 400 IM at last week’s world championships, captured the title in a Japanese short-course record of 3 minutes, ...

Aug 9, 2013

Seto places fourth in 200 IM at World Cup meet

Daiya Seto missed out on a golden double as he finished fourth in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on the final day of a short-course World Cup swim meet on Thursday. The 19-year-old Seto, who captured Japan’s only gold medal of the just-concluded world ...

Hagino earns 200 IM silver; Terakawa nabs backstroke bronze

Aug 2, 2013

Hagino earns 200 IM silver; Terakawa nabs backstroke bronze

Kosuke Hagino won a second silver medal at the FINA World Swimming Championships on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to make the podium in the men’s 200-meter individual medley in major international competition, including the Olympic Games. The 18-year-old Hagino, who snared Japan’s first ...

Swimmer Hagino captures record fifth title at nationals

Apr 14, 2013

Swimmer Hagino captures record fifth title at nationals

Kosuke Hagino made Japanese swimming history on Saturday when he became the first swimmer to win five titles at the national championships. Hagino powered to victory in the 200-meter individual medley in a Japanese record time of 1 minute, 55.74 seconds on the third ...