FEDERAL WAY, Wa. – Japanese record holder Sachiko Yamada cruised to victory in the women’s 800-meter freestyle to secure her second gold at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships on Saturday, the final day of the three-day competition.
Yamada, who also won the 400 freestyle Thursday, touched the wall first at King Aquatic Center in 8 minutes, 30.31 seconds while Americans Brooke Bennett and Alyssa Kiel followed second and third in 8:35.43 and 8:35.74, respectively.
In the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, Masami Tanaka finished second with a time of 2:30.01, behind Birte Steven of the United States, who came home in 2:27.71.
Elsewhere, Susumu Tabuchi was fourth and Takahiro Mori fifth in the men’s 200-meter butterfly while Sawami Fujita finished fifth out of a field of eight in the women’s 200 butterfly final.
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