Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

Apr 12, 2015

Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 400-meter individual medley to capture his fourth crown at the National Swimming Championships on Sunday. Hagino defended his title at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in a time of 4 minutes, 8.54 seconds, booking his spot for the FINA World ...

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

Apr 10, 2015

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

Kanako Watanabe rewrote her Japanese record in the women’s 200-meter individual medley on Friday, the fourth day of the National Swimming Championships. Winner of the 50 and 100 breaststroke titles here, Watanabe shaved 0.77 second off her previous mark to win the 200 medley ...

14-year-old swimmer Ikee qualifies for worlds

Apr 9, 2015

14-year-old swimmer Ikee qualifies for worlds

Rikako Ikee on Thursday became the first Japanese middle school student to qualify for the FINA World Aquatics Championships since 2001. By finishing third in the women’s 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 58.77 seconds on the third day of the National Swimming Championships — ...

Hagino claims third straight 400-meter freestyle title at nationals

Apr 7, 2015

Hagino claims third straight 400-meter freestyle title at nationals

Swimmer Kosuke Hagino booked his berth in this summer’s FINA World Aquatics Championships after winning his third consecutive men’s 400-meter freestyle title at the national championships in Tokyo on Tuesday. Hagino clocked a time of 3 minutes, 45.19 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming ...

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 breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Oct 29, 2014

Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino rewrote his own national record en route to winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley at a short-course World Cup on Wednesday. Hagino, who also triumphed in the 200 freestyle, improved his own mark in the 200 IM by 0.23 ...

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Oct 28, 2014

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 100-meter individual medley at the short-course World Cup on Tuesday. Hagino touched the wall in 52.03 seconds, with world champion Daiya Seto winning the 400 IM in 3:59.91 at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center. Hagino, though, ...

| Oct 4, 2014

Hagino honored as top athlete

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday. The 20-year-old Hagino won a medal in all seven races he entered, capturing four golds, one silver and two bronze during the games, ...

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 ...