• Kyodo


Takeshi Matsuda won a freestyle-butterfly double in a single day for the second straight year Friday, while Olympic champion Ai Shibata claimed her second title in as many days at the national swimming championships.

Matsuda won the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes, 18.23 seconds and then came back to show his versatility at the Yokohama International Swimming Pool, taking the 200-meter butterfly in 1:56.28.

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