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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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Apr 5, 2021
Rikako Ikee adds Tokyo Olympic berth to emotional comeback story
The 20-year-old swimming star, who is recovering from leukemia, punched her ticket to the games by winning the 100-meter butterfly final at the national championships on Sunday.
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Feb 22, 2021
Rikako Ikee to swim at nationals after winning first race since leukemia treatment
She has so far played down the idea of competing at this year's postponed Olympics.
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Feb 8, 2021
Rikako Ikee reaches first podium since leaving hospital
The swimmer said she tightened up at the finish on Sunday and remains cautious about participating in this year's Olympics.
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OLYMPICS
Jan 28, 2021
Artistic swimming Olympic qualifier postponed to May because of travel restrictions
The final artistic swimming qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics has been moved from March to May due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Swimming Federation said Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 27, 2021
Tokyo 2020 artistic swimming qualifier to be postponed because of travel bans
The final artistic swimming qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital in March, will be postponed in light of travel restrictions under the current state of emergency aimed at combating the coronavirus, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
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Oct 14, 2020
Daiya Seto to sit out rest of year as punishment for affair
Swimming star Daiya Seto will not take part in any official activities for the rest of the year as punishment for an extramarital affair, the Japan Swimming Federation decided Tuesday.
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Oct 2, 2020
Rikako Ikee finishes fourth in second event of competitive comeback
Rikako Ikee, who is making her competitive comeback after being diagnosed with leukemia last year, finished fourth in the women's 50-meter freestyle at Japan's Inter College Swimming Championships in Tokyo on Thursday.
Japan Times
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Apr 7, 2020
Japan's athletes and sports associations brace for impact of emergency declaration
Already reeling from the chaos caused by the spread of the new coronavirus, sporting bodies in Japan are expecting further disruption from the state of emergency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared in parts of the country on Tuesday.
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OLYMPICS
Dec 30, 2019
Tokyo to contain asbestos found at 2020 Olympics water polo venue
The Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday it will take urgent measures after asbestos was discovered in the structure of a swimming center to be used for water polo at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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Dec 14, 2019
Swimming World honors Daiya Seto for achievements this year
Daiya Seto, one of Japan's elite swimmers of the 21st century, was recently recognized for his top accomplishments this year.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Nov 30, 2019
Sink or swim
'Those recreational backstrokers really need to lift their hips.'
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Oct 7, 2019
Ryosuke Irie, Yuki Ikari win gold at World Cup in Budapest
Ryosuke Irie and Yuki Ikari each won a gold Sunday at the FINA Swimming World Cup, adding to Japan's medal tally on the final day of action at the three-day meet in the Hungarian capital.
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Sep 6, 2019
Rikako Ikee makes first public appearance since leukemia diagnosis
Rikako Ikee, who is continuing treatment for leukemia, watched a college swim meet Friday in her first public appearance since revealing her diagnosis in February.
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JAPAN
Sep 1, 2019
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino plans to marry singer-songwriter miwa
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino, winner of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics, will marry singer-songwriter miwa, possibly this autumn, people familiar with the matter said Sunday.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 27, 2019
Two South Koreans dead and water polo athletes hurt in nightclub collapse in Gwangju
Two South Koreans died and several others, including athletes participating in the World Aquatics Championships, were injured when an upper floor of a nightclub collapsed in the southern city of Gwangju early on Saturday, a fire department official said.
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Apr 2, 2019
Kengo Ida defends men's 50-meter butterfly national title in record-setting time
Kengo Ida set a national record in the men's 50-meter butterfly on Tuesday, the opening day of the Japan Swimming Championships.

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