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 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 ...

Oct 27, 2015

Seto withdraws from Tokyo meet

Daiya Seto has pulled out of the World Cup in Tokyo as a precaution to fully recover from surgery on his heels, a Japan Swimming Federation source revealed Tuesday. The 21-year-old Seto, the two-time defending world champion in the men’s 400-meter individual medley, had ...

Aug 21, 2015

World champion Seto to have heel surgery

Daiya Seto, the two-time defending world champion in the men’s 400-meter individual medley, will have surgery on both heels next month, his management firm said Thursday. The 21-year-old Seto, who defended his 400 IM title earlier this month in Kazan, Russia, will have the ...

Seto takes gold in 400-meter individual medley

Aug 10, 2015

Seto takes gold in 400-meter individual medley

Daiya Seto retained his men’s 400-meter individual medley title on the final day of the world swimming championships on Sunday. Seto led all the way and touched in 4 minutes, 8.50 seconds — 0.19 seconds faster than he swam two years ago in Barcelona. ...

Jun 15, 2015

Seto wins 400 IM on final day of Grand Prix series

Daiya Seto captured the men’s 400 meters individual medley on the final day of the Mare Nostrum series in Monaco on Sunday. Seto clocked 4 minutes, 10.58 seconds, outpacing Hungary’s David Verraszto, who took silver in 4:11.28. Seto’s Japanese teammate Kosuke Hagino took the ...

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

May 24, 2015

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

Daiya Seto achieved a personal treble on the final day of the Japan Open on Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 57.63 seconds to add to his first-place finishes in the 200 butterfly and 400 medley during the three-day competition. ...

Dec 6, 2014

Hagino wins 200m ahead of Lochte

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 200-meter individual medley in a Japan record and compatriot Daiya Seto, winner of the 400 IM a day earlier, placed third at the short-course world swimming championships on Friday. Hagino touched the wall in 1 minute, 50.47 seconds, 0.84 ...

Hagino captures fourth gold of Asian Games

| Sep 24, 2014

Hagino captures fourth gold of Asian Games

Kosuke Hagino continued to perform at a world-class level by winning his fourth gold medal of the Asian Games in the men’s 400-meter individual medley Wednesday. In the event in which he edged Michael Phelps to take bronze at the London Olympics, Hagino pulled ...