Japanese relay teams secure berths for Tokyo Olympics

More Sports / Swimming Jul 28, 2019

Japanese relay teams secure berths for Tokyo Olympics

Japan qualified for both the men's and women's 4x100-meter medley relay swimming event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by advancing to their respective finals at the world championships on Sunday. Japan finished third overall in the men's heats and eighth overall in the women's heats. ...

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

More Sports / Swimming Aug 23, 2018

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

Reigning world silver medalist Yasuhiro Koseki and Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto each collected their second gold medals on Wednesday as Japan won four events on the fourth day of Asian Games swimming. Koseki, who won silver in the 200 breaststroke at the 2017 worlds, ...

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

More Sports / Swimming Jul 29, 2017

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

Yasuhiro Koseki and Ippei Watanabe won silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the world championships on Friday. The 25-year-old Koseki touched the wall in 2 minutes, 7.29 seconds, finishing 0.33 seconds behind Russia's Anton Chupkov who won with a meet record. Watanabe, ...

Irie misses out on backstroke medal at worlds

More Sports / Swimming 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. Irie touched the wall at the Danube Arena in 53.03 seconds, finishing 0.59 seconds behind gold medal winner Xu Jiayu of China. Americans ...