Kitajima fails to qualify for worlds in 100

Apr 8, 2015

Kitajima fails to qualify for worlds in 100

Japan’s two-time double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima failed to qualify for this summer’s world championships in the 100-meter breaststroke after finishing third at the national championships on Wednesday. Yasuhiro Koseki defended his title in the event in a time of 59.73 seconds. Ryo Tateishi ...

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 ...

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Jun 22, 2014

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men’s 200-meter breaststroke at the Japan Open swimming tournament on Sunday. Koseki touched home at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 8.34 seconds at the meet that doubled as a qualifier for this ...

Mar 20, 2014

Kitajima preparing for nationals

Japan breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima revealed Thursday that he will enter both the 100 and 200 meters at the upcoming national championships. Kitajima, who won Olympic gold in each event at the 2004 Athens Games and repeated that feat four years later in Beijing, ...

Aug 9, 2013

Seto places fourth in 200 IM at World Cup meet

Daiya Seto missed out on a golden double as he finished fourth in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on the final day of a short-course World Cup swim meet on Thursday. The 19-year-old Seto, who captured Japan’s only gold medal of the just-concluded world ...

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Apr 13, 2013

Hagino outduels Irie for 100-meter backstroke national title

Kosuke Hagino defeated London Olympic bronze medalist Ryosuke Irie in the men’s 100 meters backstroke on Friday to capture his third title at the national swimming championships, a qualifier for this summer’s world championships in Barcelona. The 18-year-old Hagino surpassed the qualifying standard with ...

Kitajima to swim for at least one more season

Feb 4, 2013

Kitajima to swim for at least one more season

Former two-time double Olympic breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima will not retire any time soon, saying Monday that he will continue to compete for at least another season. “I want to enjoy swimming this year,” said the 30-year-old Kitajima, who did not win an individual ...