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 ...

Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title

More Sports / Swimming Apr 11, 2015

Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title

Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the national swimming championships on Saturday. Koseki touched the wall at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 7.77 seconds and along with runnerup Ryo Tateishi (2:09.54) passed the event's qualifying standard ...

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 ...