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Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

/ Apr 3, 2018

Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

Satomi Suzuki and Rikako Ikee set national records Tuesday in the women's 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly, respectively, on the opening day of the Japan Swimming Championships. Suzuki clocked 30.64 seconds in a qualifying race over the non-Olympic distance at Tatsumi International Swimming Center, slashing ...

Swimmer Katie Ledecky turns pro to focus on Tokyo 2020

/ Mar 28, 2018

Swimmer Katie Ledecky turns pro to focus on Tokyo 2020

Katie Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist gave up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford, allowing her to concentrate on training for the 2020 Olympics while cashing in on sponsorship and endorsement deals that wouldn't have been available to ...

/ Jan 15, 2018

Japanese swimmer's doping violation confirmed

The first doping violation in a domestic Japanese swimming competition has been confirmed, an official source said Sunday. The swimmer was tested at an intercollegiate competition in Osaka Prefecture in September. The Japan Anti-Doping Agency will decide on a punishment in the coming days following ...

/ Aug 28, 2017

Hagino planning to undergo rehab in U.S.

Four-time Olympic medalist Kosuke Hagino said Sunday he will do rehab training for a month in Arizona this fall as he sets his sights on making a full comeback from last year's elbow surgery. In a bid to return to top form after surgery cut ...

Dressel wins unprecedented three golds in same night

/ Jul 30, 2017

Dressel wins unprecedented three golds in same night

Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming. After pulling off an unprecedented triple crown at swimming's world championships, it's time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps. The 20-year-old Dressel established himself as America's newest star in the pool Saturday, becoming the first swimmer to ...

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

/ Jul 29, 2017

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

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, ...