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SWIMMING

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Aug 14, 2022
Male artistic swimmers finally get the pool to themselves
Giorgio Minisini's historic gold medal at the European championships came seven years after the discipline first allowed men to compete, only if accompanied by a female partner.
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CULTURE / Books
Jul 17, 2022
‘Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight’: Riku Onda's layered novel deftly juggles genres
Riku Onda's novel shifts from murder mystery to psychological thriller to philosophical dialogue, examining ideas of attraction, truth and memory.
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Jun 23, 2022
Yukiko Inui captures second gold at swimming world championships
Inui is the first artistic swimmer from Japan to win multiple gold medals at a single world championships.
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Jun 21, 2022
Japan wins team free combination silver at worlds
Competing in their first world championships, the pair scored 86.5939 points and bettered Japan's previous best finish in the category, a bronze in 2019.
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Jun 19, 2022
Artistic swimmer Yukiko Inui wins historic first gold for Japan at worlds
The 31-year-old scored 92.8662 points to capture the women's solo technical artistic swimming final on the first day of action at the world championships in Budapest.
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May 22, 2022
Ex-Olympian Mikako Kotani fights objectification of female athletes
The retired artistic swimmer has advocated strongly for laws prohibiting women in sports from being photographed in a sexualized manner during competition.
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Feb 22, 2022
Tracy Stockwell committed to changing Australian swim team culture
The three-time Olympic gold medalist has been tasked with implementing the recommendations of a panel that was established to address accusations of toxicity and misogyny.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Sep 3, 2021
Japan's Keiichi Kimura and Uchu Tomita grab top two podium spots in S11 100-meter butterfly
Kimura broke through for his long-awaited maiden Paralympic gold medal Friday at the Tokyo Games.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 31, 2021
Japan swimming veteran Mayumi Narita gets fairytale ending
At 51, the 15-time gold medalist says that her Paralympic journey 'went by like a flash.'
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 29, 2021
Japan's Naohide Yamaguchi wins gold in SB14 100-meter breaststroke
Yamaguchi won gold in the men's SB14 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday to give the host nation a second Paralympic title in the pool.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 27, 2021
Takayuki Suzuki remains focused on more medals after winning Japan's first gold
Swimmer Takayuki Suzuki remains on track to meet his goal of winning a medal in every event in which he competes in at the Tokyo Paralympics after grabbing Japan's first gold Thursday.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 26, 2021
Freedom to swim: Afghan refugee competes in Tokyo Paralympics
Eight years after Abbas Karimi escaped Afghanistan, he led the parade of nations into the stadium at the Paralympics' opening ceremony on Tuesday night.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 26, 2021
Swimmer Takayuki Suzuki wins Japan's first gold of the Tokyo Paralympics
Suzuki finished in 1 minute, 21.58 seconds, passing Italy's Luigi Beggiato, who took silver, on the second length of the pool to win by 1.63 seconds.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 26, 2021
Fun the secret to success for Japan's youngest medalist
Fourteen-year-old Miyuki Yamada makes history in the pool at the Tokyo Paralympics.
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 25, 2021
14-year-old swimmer Miyuki Yamada wins Japan's first medal at Tokyo Paralympics
Yamada won silver in the 100-meter backstroke S2 class, finishing behind reigning Paralympic and world champion Yip Pin Xiu of Singapore.
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JAPAN
Jun 27, 2021
Decades apart, father and son design Olympic aquatics venues in Tokyo
Paul Noritaka Tange has paid tribute to Kenzo Tange's 1964 venue with his design for the 2020 Tokyo Aquatics Center.
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Apr 10, 2021
Kosuke Hagino finds right lane as Tokyo Olympics draw closer
Kosuke Hagino will be making his third trip to the Olympics this summer, but he'll be a different swimmer in Tokyo than he was in either London or Rio de Janeiro.
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OLYMPICS
Apr 9, 2021
Tokyo Olympic qualifiers for diving and artistic swimming likely to go ahead in Japan in May
Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying events in diving and artistic swimming look likely to go ahead in Japan next month after being threatened with cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.
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Apr 8, 2021
Ikee earns Olympic berth in 4x100 freestyle relay with latest win
Ikee won in 53.98 seconds and has now qualified for two Olympic events. Her 100 butterfly victory on Sunday at Tokyo Aquatics Centre earned her a place on Japan's 4x100 medley relay team.
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Apr 8, 2021
Rising star Shoma Sato swimming toward Olympic spotlight
Sato touched the wall on Wednesday in 2 minutes, 6.40 seconds, a national record that is second only to the world record of 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds.

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