Hagino edges Phelps for gold

Aug 24, 2014

Hagino edges Phelps for gold

Katie Ledecky set her second world record in as many nights for her fifth gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships, while Michael Phelps missed another individual gold when he was touched out by Kosuke Hagino in the 200 medley. Hagino touched two-hundredths of ...

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Aug 24, 2014

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Kosuke Hagino claimed his fourth medal at the Pan Pacific Championships on Saturday with a silver-winning effort in the men’s 400-meter freestyle. A day after winning the men’s 400 individual medley gold, Hagino clocked 3 minutes, 44.56 seconds at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, ...

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Aug 23, 2014

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Pan Pacific Championships Yasuhiro Koseki added to Japan’s gold medal haul with victory in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in his first major international competition Friday at the Pan Pacific Championships. A day after finishing second in the men’s 200 freestyle, Kosuke Hagino also emerged ...

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

Apr 14, 2014

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

While some veterans have shown signs of decline, several young Japanese swimmers have shown they have the potential to raise their level higher. Multi-event swimmer Kosuke Hagino is inarguably one of the youngsters who will lead the nation’s sport for years to come. At ...

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

Apr 12, 2014

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan’s latest rising swim star Kosuke Hagino dominated the pool as he set a pair of national records in the third day of the 90th national championships at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center on Saturday. The 19-year-old Toyo University student, who registered in six ...

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 ...

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 ...