Rio Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto won the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Asian swimming championships Thursday, while countrywoman Rikako Ikee renewed her own national record in the women's 100-meter freestyle.

Seto kept his rivals at bay and touched the wall in 4 minutes, 10.17 seconds, about 5 seconds ahead of China's Wang Shun and Mao Feilian at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

"I wanted to go under 4 minutes, 10 seconds, but I was able to produce the minimum required result," said Seto, who claimed to have pain in his shoulders and neck due to fatigue from training. "I was able to prove that I wasn't in bad form."