Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

More Sports / Swimming Apr 8, 2016

Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

Kosuke Kitajima is set to retire from competitive swimming after failing in his bid to qualify for a fifth Olympics on Friday. The 33-year-old finished fifth in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships, having already missed out in the 100 meters earlier ...

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

More Sports / Swimming Apr 7, 2016

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

Kosuke Kitajima kept alive his hopes for a fifth Olympic appearance by a hair, squeezing into the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships on Thursday. Kitajima finished third overall in the semifinal heats with a 2 minute, 10.16 seconds to finish behind Ippei ...

Koseki takes national 200 breaststroke title

More Sports / Swimming 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. Koseki touched the wall at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 7.77 seconds and along with runnerup Ryo Tateishi (2:09.54) passed the event's qualifying standard ...

Hagino edges Phelps for gold

More Sports / Swimming Aug 24, 2014

Hagino edges Phelps for gold

Katie Ledecky set her second world record in as many nights for her fifth gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships, while Michael Phelps missed another individual gold when he was touched out by Kosuke Hagino in the 200 medley. Hagino touched two-hundredths of a ...

Koseki leads Japan to gold

More Sports / Swimming Aug 23, 2014

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Pan Pacific Championships Yasuhiro Koseki added to Japan's gold medal haul with victory in the men's 100-meter breaststroke in his first major international competition Friday at the Pan Pacific Championships. A day after finishing second in the men's 200 freestyle, Kosuke Hagino also emerged victorious in ...