Yasuhiro Koseki and Ippei Watanabe won silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the world championships on Friday.

The 25-year-old Koseki touched the wall in 2 minutes, 7.29 seconds, finishing 0.33 seconds behind Russia's Anton Chupkov who won with a meet record.

Watanabe, 20, was third at 2:07.47, as Japan earned two spots on the podium for the first time in an individual event at the worlds.