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 ...

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 ...