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Kohei Yamamoto set a new national record en route to winning the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle on the second day of the Japan Open on Friday.

Yamamoto touched the wall at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 14 minutes, 54.80 seconds in the meet, which doubles as a qualifier for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The continental championships are set to begin on Sept. 19.

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