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 ...

May 17, 2014

Phelps earns first win since London

Michael Phelps lunged to the wall, popped his head out of the water, and turned immediately toward the scoreboard. There was a “1″ beside his name. Felt pretty good. For the first time since his supposed farewell at the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps was ...

Phelps poised for comeback

Apr 15, 2014

Phelps poised for comeback

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London ...

| Nov 16, 2013

Lessons in life

Young man #1: Old men really don’t like being overtaken in the pool. Young man #2: Or on the road. Young man #1: Or when lining up for the train during rush-hour. Young man #2: In life. — Komazawa Park, Setagaya, Tokyo. Overheard by ...

Aug 15, 2013

Bathing apes seem to prefer breaststroke

Scientists said Wednesday they were surprised to witness a chimpanzee and an orangutan swimming in water — a skill that primates were thought to have lost long ago. Evolutionary researchers Renato and Nicole Bender made the astonishing observation while filming primates raised in captivity ...

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 ...