• Kyodo News


Kazuki Murakami captured his third title in as many days in winning the men’s platform event as the diving national championships wrapped up Sunday.

Murakami added to the men’s 3-meter springboard crown he won Saturday by collecting 500.95 points for a comfortable victory at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center. He also partnered Sho Sakai to the synchronized springboard crown on the opening day of the nationals Friday.

In Sunday’s other events, Hiroki Sekiguchi teamed up with Shingo Yamada to win the men’s synchronized platform with 317.10 points while the women’s synchronized platform title went to Risa Asada and Fuuka Tatsumi, who scored 295.59.

Miki Kuroha won her first 1-meter springboard title with 233.65.

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