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SWIMMING

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Dec 13, 2018
Yasuhiro Koseki establishes 100-meter breaststroke national record at short course world championships
Yasuhiro Koseki set a new national record Wednesday as he took bronze in the men's 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships.
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WORLD
Nov 5, 2018
Hundreds of jellyfish stings later, adventurer Ross Edgley becomes first man to swim around Britain
Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 1,780 mile-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate on Sunday.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 15, 2018
Ensuring Tokyo Bay is fit for swimming ahead of the 2020 Olympics
If you squint your eyes, it almost looks like Club Med: an expanse of blue sea, a stretch of beach, white tents and umbrellas on the sand, and plenty of staff ready to help out. However, this isn't a tropical paradise, it's Tokyo Bay and Odaiba Plage is an attempt to turn it into a swimming spot.
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Aug 25, 2018
Singapore's Joseph Schooling pleased with Indonesian experience
Joseph Schooling and his Singapore team came up short of the podium, finishing fourth in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay, which wrapped up the six-day swimming competition at the Asian Games.
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LIFE / Travel
Aug 24, 2018
Swimming holes: Kyushu's under-frequented gems
Summers in Japan are survivable and even enjoyable if you combat the broiling temperatures with a visit to a swimming hole.
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Aug 11, 2018
Rikako Ikee sprints to 100-meter butterfly gold at Pan Pacs
Rikako Ikee won gold in the women's 100-meter butterfly final and set a national in the process on Saturday, bagging her third medal at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
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Jul 21, 2018
Matsuda elected to swim Hall of Fame
Swimmer Hitomi Matsuda, a prolific breaker of world records, will take her rightful place among the masters legends of the sport later this year.
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Jul 19, 2018
JSF chief Tsuyoshi Aoki disappointed 2020 Olympics won't showcase swimming finals in prime time
The Japan Swimming Federation conceded defeat on Thursday in its effort to have the 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming finals aired domestically in the evening.
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JAPAN
May 28, 2018
A 10,000-km swim across the Pacific to spotlight pollution? Ben Lecomte ready to jump in
In early June, Ben Lecomte will enter the waters off Choshi Marina Beach in Chiba Prefecture to begin a 10,000-km (5,400-nautical-mile) swim across the Pacific Ocean that seeks to shine a light on ocean pollution and plastic contamination, and put Lecomte into the history books as the first person to swim the Pacific.
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Apr 27, 2018
Japan claims two golds on opening day of Artistic Swimming World Series third leg
Japan got off to a winning start Friday with golds in the solo and team technical routines on the opening day of the Japan Open, the third leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series.
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Apr 9, 2018
Rikako Ikee leading Japan's swimming charge toward 2020 Tokyo Olympics
With the Summer Olympics coming to Japan in two years' time, some athletes are close to being ready for it and some still need a little more time to get into top shape.
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Apr 7, 2018
Rikako Ikee rewrites national record in women's 50-meter freestyle
Rikako Ikee slashed 0.12 second off her national record in the women's 50-meter freestyle on Friday, the fourth day of the Japan Swimming Championships.
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Apr 5, 2018
Rikako Ikee, Kengo Ida set records at national championships
Rikako Ikee rewrote her national 100-meter butterfly record for the second straight day on Wednesday, the second day of the Japan Swimming Championships.
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Apr 3, 2018
Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships
Satomi Suzuki and Rikako Ikee set national records Tuesday in the women's 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly, respectively, on the opening day of the Japan Swimming Championships.
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SPORTS / SPORTS SCOPE
Mar 27, 2018
ESPN playing it for laughs with list
It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years.
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Mar 10, 2018
Former synchronized swimmer Miho Takeda to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame
Decorated synchronized swimmer Miho Takeda will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in May.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 2, 2018
Aussie swimmer nearing 100 sets world record at Commonwealth trials
Australian George Corones, who will celebrate his 100th birthday next month, shaved a good chunk of time off the 50 meters long course freestyle world record for his age group at this week's Commonwealth Games trials.
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Nov 8, 2017
Storied synchronized swimming coach Masako Kaneko chosen for IOC award
Masako Kaneko, who trained Olympic synchronized swimming medalists such as 1988 Seoul Games double bronze winner Mikako Kotani, has been chosen as recipient of the International Olympic Committee's inaugural Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards, a source close to the matter said Tuesday.
OLYMPICS
Nov 8, 2017
IOC to give award to Japan's retired synchronized swimming coach Mikako Kaneko
Japan's Masako Kaneko, who trained Olympic synchronized swimming medalists such as 1988 Seoul Games double bronze winner Mikako Kotani, has been chosen as recipient of the International Olympic Committee's inaugural Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards, a source said Tuesday.
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JAPAN
Aug 28, 2017
End of summer leaves 14 dead, three missing in water-related accidents across Japan
At least 14 people died and three others were reported missing nationwide from Sunday through Monday as water-related accidents took their toll on recreational swimmers in the last days of summer vacation.

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