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SWIMMING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2016
73-year-old man completes 30-km swim from Honshu to Hokkaido
A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim Wednesday between Honshu and Hokkaido, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat.
Japan Times
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Sep 2, 2016
Decorated swimmer Matsuda to retire after National Sports Festival
Takeshi Matsuda, who helped Japan win the silver medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay at the 2012 London Olympics, announced Friday he is to retire after the annual National Sports Festival next week.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 17, 2016
Japan's Inui, Mitsui win synchronized swimming duet bronze in Rio
Displaying poise, passion and precision, Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui captured the synchronized swimming duet bronze medal, while Russia underlined its dominance of the event with victory in the final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 12, 2016
Kaneto victorious in 200-meter breaststroke; Phelps beats Hagino for 22nd gold
Rie Kaneto won gold in the women's 200-meter breaststroke but failed in her mission to break the world record at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night.
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Oct 27, 2015
Seto withdraws from Tokyo meet
Daiya Seto has pulled out of the World Cup in Tokyo as a precaution to fully recover from surgery on his heels, a Japan Swimming Federation source revealed Tuesday.
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Oct 2, 2015
Fukuoka among three finalists to host 2021, '23 swimming worlds
Only three cities, all in Asia, remain in the running to host the 2021 and 2023 World Swimming Championships after two more potential bidders dropped out, FINA, swimming world's governing body, told Reuters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2015
Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans
An increasing number of shark sightings at beaches across Japan this month is affecting tourism, with visitors shunning popular summer destinations where authorities have imposed swimming bans.
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Jul 27, 2015
Inui, Mitsui earn bronze in duet technical routine at worlds
Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui won the bronze in the women's duet technical routine in synchronized swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Sunday, the first medal in the biennial event for Japan since 2007.
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Jul 2, 2015
Hagino could miss worlds due to elbow injury
Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships after suffering an injury at the national team's training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday.
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Apr 12, 2015
Hagino earns fourth title at nationals
Kosuke Hagino won the men's 400-meter individual medley to capture his fourth crown at the National Swimming Championships on Sunday.
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Apr 11, 2015
Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title
Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the national swimming championships on Saturday.
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Apr 10, 2015
Watanabe breaks own national record in women's 200 IM
Kanako Watanabe rewrote her Japanese record in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Friday, the fourth day of the National Swimming Championships.
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Apr 9, 2015
14-year-old swimmer Ikee qualifies for worlds
Rikako Ikee on Thursday became the first Japanese middle school student to qualify for the FINA World Aquatics Championships since 2001.
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Apr 7, 2015
Hagino claims third straight 400-meter freestyle title at nationals
Swimmer Kosuke Hagino booked his berth in this summer's FINA World Aquatics Championships after winning his third consecutive men's 400-meter freestyle title at the national championships in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2015
Yamaguchi centenarian breaks another 1,500-meter swim record
A woman from Yamaguchi Prefecture has become the first centenarian in the world to complete a 1,500-meter swim in a 25-meter pool.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK
Feb 21, 2015
Tokyo Dome a worthy option for basketball
One of the key selling points of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic bid was its compact plan, which called for 85 percent of the venues to be within 8 km of the Olympic Village.
Japan Times
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Oct 29, 2014
Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley
Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino rewrote his own national record en route to winning the men's 200-meter individual medley at a short-course World Cup on Wednesday.
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Oct 7, 2014
Tomita receives 1½-year ban from Japan Swimming Federation
The Japan Swimming Federation on Tuesday suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 for stealing a camera during the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2014
Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months
American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.
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Oct 4, 2014
Hagino honored as top athlete
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday.

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