Sakai outperforms Seto in 200-meter butterfly showdown

Nov 19, 2016

Sakai outperforms Seto in 200-meter butterfly showdown

Masato Sakai held off fellow Rio Olympic medalist Daiya Seto to win the men’s 200-meter butterfly at the Asian swimming championships on Saturday. Sakai, who won silver in the event in Rio this summer, touched the wall in 1 minute, 54.53 seconds ahead of ...

Oct 23, 2016

Seto wins again at World Cup meet in Singapore

Daiya Seto won the 200-meter individual medley on Saturday at a short-course World Cup meet in Singapore, touching in 1 minute, 52.80 seconds. Seto, who won the bronze medal at the Rio Games in August, won the 400 IM on Friday as well as ...

Oct 22, 2016

Seto victorious in 400-meter IM

Daiya Seto won the men’s 400-meter individual medley and also the 200 butterfly at a short-course World Cup meet on Friday in Singapore. Seto, who won the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in the 400 IM, logged 4 minutes, 4.60 seconds to top ...

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 ...