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 ...

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 ...

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Apr 13, 2013

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Kosuke Hagino defeated London Olympic bronze medalist Ryosuke Irie in the men’s 100 meters backstroke on Friday to capture his third title at the national swimming championships, a qualifier for this summer’s world championships in Barcelona. The 18-year-old Hagino surpassed the qualifying standard with ...