Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

More Sports / Swimming 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, ...

Ikee triumphs twice at Asian championships

More Sports / Swimming Nov 18, 2016

Ikee triumphs twice at Asian championships

Sixteen-year-old Rio Olympian Rikako Ikee won the women's 50-meter butterfly and 50m freestyle on Friday at the Asian swimming championships. Ikee held on to her lead in the butterfly and touched the wall in 25.74 seconds, while she came from behind in the following race ...

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

More Sports / Swimming Apr 7, 2016

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

Kosuke Kitajima kept alive his hopes for a fifth Olympic appearance by a hair, squeezing into the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships on Thursday. Kitajima finished third overall in the semifinal heats with a 2 minute, 10.16 seconds to finish behind Ippei ...