Tomita wins gold in breaststroke


Naoya Tomita won the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in the third leg of the short-course World Cup series in Moscow on Wednesday.

Tomita came home in 58.81 seconds, while Russia’ Sergey Geybel touched second in 59.13 and Germany’s Marco Koch placed third in 59.29.

Other winners for Japan included Izumi Kato, who won the women’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:34.00 and Kanako Watanabe, who set a junior high school national short-course record in taking the women’s 200 breaststroke in 2:20.94.

Hidemasa Sano and Daiya Seto placed second and third, respectively, in the men’s 200-meter individual medley, won by South African Chad Le Clos in 1:55.26.