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SWIMMING

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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
OLYMPICS
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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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