Round 2 of the Kosuke Hagino-Daiya Seto duel went to the Olympic champ this time, with Hagino comfortably winning the men's 200-meter individual medley for the sixth straight time at the national swimming championships Saturday.

Less than an hour after capturing the 400 freestyle title in 3 minutes, 47.30 seconds, Hagino led from start to finish in the 200 IM to touch the wall in 1:56.01 for his third victory here.

Hagino, the reigning Olympic 400 IM champ, on Thursday lost to two-time world champion Seto by one-hundredth of a second in that event. With their times Saturday, both Hagino and Seto qualified in the 200 IM for the world championships in July in Budapest.