More Sports / Swimming Jun 10, 2016

Hagino making big splash in Europe

Rio Olympic gold medal hopeful Kosuke Hagino collected his third title in two days on Europe's Mare Nostrum tour with victory in the men's 200 meters individual medley on Thursday. Hagino, winner of the 400 IM and 200 backstroke on Wednesday, clocked 1 minute, 57.63 ...

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

More Sports / Swimming Jun 9, 2016

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Kosuke Hagino won the men's 400-meter individual medley and 200 backstroke on Wednesday in the second of three meets in Europe's Mare Nostrum tour. Hagino logged 4 minutes, 9.52 seconds in the 400 IM, his best event. Hoping to swim 4:10 or better, he beat ...

Hagino qualifies for Rio Olympics in two more events

More Sports / Swimming Apr 6, 2016

Hagino qualifies for Rio Olympics in two more events

Kosuke Hagino qualified for the Rio Olympics in two more events after winning the men's 200-meter freestyle at the national championships on Wednesday. The nationals double as qualifying for the Olympics. Hagino, who is already bound for Rio de Janeiro in the 400 individual medley, comfortably ...

Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

More Sports / Swimming Apr 12, 2015

Hagino earns fourth title at nationals

Kosuke Hagino won the men's 400-meter individual medley to capture his fourth crown at the National Swimming Championships on Sunday. Hagino defended his title at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in a time of 4 minutes, 8.54 seconds, booking his spot for the FINA World Aquatics ...

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

More Sports / Swimming Apr 10, 2015

Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM

Kanako Watanabe rewrote her Japanese record in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Friday, the fourth day of the National Swimming Championships. Winner of the 50 and 100 breaststroke titles here, Watanabe shaved 0.77 second off her previous mark to win the 200 medley in ...

14-year-old swimmer Ikee qualifies for worlds

More Sports / Swimming Apr 9, 2015

14-year-old swimmer Ikee qualifies for worlds

Rikako Ikee on Thursday became the first Japanese middle school student to qualify for the FINA World Aquatics Championships since 2001. By finishing third in the women's 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 58.77 seconds on the third day of the National Swimming Championships — the ...