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SWIMMING

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Jul 26, 2017
Irie misses out on backstroke medal at worlds
Ryosuke Irie missed out on a medal Tuesday as he finished fourth in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the world swimming championships.
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Jul 23, 2017
Japan team not happy with second bronze in synchronized swimming
Japan secured its second medal of the world swimming championships with a synchronized swimming bronze in the free routine combination on Saturday.
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Jul 19, 2017
Japan captures synchro bronze at second straight world championships
Japan won the bronze medal in the women's technical routine team competition at the world swimming championships for the second time in a row on Tuesday, securing the country's first podium finish at the ongoing meet in Budapest.
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JAPAN
Jul 4, 2017
Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen
Famous for its onsen (hot springs), Oita Prefecture has posted a promotional video featuring former Olympians performing synchronized swimming in geothermal pools in a bid to "heat up" momentum for an upcoming international aquatics sports competition.
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Jun 21, 2017
Seto leaves for Europe ahead of world swimming championships
Daiya Seto took the next step in his quest for a third straight 400-meter individual medley world championship on Wednesday, when he departed for training in Europe ahead of July's worlds.
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May 10, 2017
Ikee seeking medal, win over rival
Having become the first woman to win five titles at the national championships at the tender age of 16, Rikako Ikee has her sights set on more hardware and another 16-year-old at the world championships in Budapest in July.
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Apr 17, 2017
Japan swimming coach targets at least three golds at worlds
Japan will aim for at least three gold medals at the July 23-30 world swimming championships in Budapest, head coach Norimasa Hirai said Monday.
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Apr 16, 2017
Ikee claims record five titles at national swimming championships
Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee became the first woman to win five titles at the national swimming championships after sweeping the 50-meter freestyle and the 100 butterfly Sunday.
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Apr 15, 2017
Hagino outduels Seto in 200 IM; Ikee earns third title at nationals
Round 2 of the Kosuke Hagino-Daiya Seto duel went to the Olympic champ this time, with Hagino comfortably winning the men's 200-meter individual medley for the sixth straight time at the national swimming championships Saturday.
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Apr 14, 2017
Hagino rallies to win men's 200 freestyle; Ohashi shatters national mark in women's 400 IM
Kosuke Hagino was made to work again at the national swimming championships Friday, when he claimed a narrow victory in the men's 200-meter freestyle.
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WORLD
Mar 2, 2017
How much urine is in a swimming pool? Canadian study finds the answer
Canadian researchers studying urine levels in swimming pools have discovered just how high the levels are, and the results are not pretty, according to an article published on Wednesday.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2017
Decorated Olympic swimmer Yamanaka dies at 78
Five-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer and former world-record holder Tsuyoshi Yamanaka died of pneumonia Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his family said. He was 78.
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Feb 11, 2017
JOC accidentally puts China synchronized swimming team in calendar: source
The Japanese Olympic Committee mistakenly used the photo of China's synchronized swimming team instead of Japan's in its annual calendar for 2017, an informed source said Saturday.
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Feb 9, 2017
Hagino seeking return to competition next month in Madrid
Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino is eyeing a return to competition in Madrid on March 10-12 following right-elbow surgery last September.
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WORLD
Jan 16, 2017
German swimmers dive into frosty waters to become 'Ice King of Chiemsee'
Some 30 swimmers braved the frosty waters of Germany's Chiemsee over the weekend, racing to be crowned "Ice King" of the famous lake near Munich.
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Nov 20, 2016
Inui, Nakamaki win Asian synchronized swimming title
Yukiko Inui and Kanami Nakamaki won the women's duet free routine in synchronized swimming at the Asian swimming championships on Sunday.
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Nov 19, 2016
Sakai outperforms Seto in 200-meter butterfly showdown
Masato Sakai held off fellow Rio Olympic medalist Daiya Seto to win the men's 200-meter butterfly at the Asian swimming championships on Saturday.
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Nov 18, 2016
Ikee triumphs twice at Asian championships
Sixteen-year-old Rio Olympian Rikako Ikee won the women's 50-meter butterfly and 50m freestyle on Friday at the Asian swimming championships.
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Nov 17, 2016
Seto triumphs in 400-meter individual medley at Asian championships
Rio Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto won the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Asian swimming championships Thursday, while countrywoman Rikako Ikee renewed her own national record in the women's 100-meter freestyle.
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Oct 22, 2016
Seto victorious in 400-meter IM
Daiya Seto won the men's 400-meter individual medley and also the 200 butterfly at a short-course World Cup meet on Friday in Singapore.

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