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Peaty And Scott Welcome Team GB Stance Of Allowing Athlete Protests At Tokyo Olympics
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April 27, 2021 — Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott welcomed Team GB's declaration that it would not obstruct athletes who wish to protest at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Duncan Scott Holds Off Dean For Third Win: Dawson Gets Backstroke Hat-Trick In Manchester
Kathleen Dawson sets 3 new backstroke Scottish national records...
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March 14, 2021 — Duncan Scott finished the British Swimming Invitation Meet with three titles as he touched out Tom Dean in the 200 freestyle by 0.05secs.

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Swim of the Week: Matsumoto's 1:45.1 JPN Record in 200 Free
Matsumoto's 1:45.1
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Jan. 22, 2021 — The men’s 200 free might be one of the most wide-open races in the Olympic year. China’s Sun Yang won the 2016 Olympic gold medal and both the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. But with Sun’s status in doubt amid an ongoing doping case, the battle for Tokyo Olympic gold could go in any direction. Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto is making a name for himself in that gold medal hunt. The 23-year-old shaved a tenth off his own national record this week, going 1:45.13 to win the Kosuke Kitajima Cup in Tokyo. That’s the best time in the world this season, supplanting former leader Alexander G ...

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Swimming: Matsumoto rewrites Japan record for Olympics' 200 free berth
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May 5, 2021 — Katsuhiro Matsumoto rewrites his own Japanese record in the men's 200-meter freestyle as he punches his ticket for the Tokyo Olympics on the third day of the national championships.
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Naoki Mizunuma Flies Ahead of Field at Japanese Olympic Trials; Rikako Ikee Chasing 50 Free Title
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April 9, 2021 — At the Japanese Olympic Trials, Naoki Mizunuma bested a strong field in the 100-meter butterfly to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Japanese Olympic Trials Continue to Produce Impressive Performances; Rikako Ikee Chasing 100 Freestyle Bid
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April 7, 2021 — The Japanese Olympic Trials have been superb through five days, with fast times being in the norm ahead of Tokyo hosting the Olympic Games.
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Katsuhiro Matsumoto Sets Japanese Record in 200 Freestyle at Olympic Trials
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April 5, 2021 — Katsuhiro Matsumoto established a Japanese record of 1:44.65 in the 200 freestyle at the Japanese Olympic Trials on Monday.
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Matsumoto Rocks 1:44.65 Japanese Record In 200 Freestyle
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April 5, 2021 — World Championships silver medalist Katsuo Matsumoto just joined an exclusive club, hitting a sub-1:45 time in the men's 200m freestyle tonight in Tokyo.

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Following Leukemia Diagnosis, Rikako Ikee Headed to Tokyo Olympics
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April 4, 2021 — After battling and beating Leukemia, Japan's Rikako Ikee likely earned a berth to this summer's Olympic Games on Japan's medley relay.

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Rikako Ikee Swims to Runner-Up in 50 Free at Japan Open in Fastest Time Since Leukemia Diagnosis
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Feb. 7, 2021 — Rikako Ikee Swims to Runner-Up in 50 Free at Japan Open in Fastest Time Since Leukemia Diagnosis behind Rika Omoto at the Olympic pool.

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Daiya Seto Wins 400IM At Japan Open On Return Following Suspension
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Feb. 4, 2021 — Daiya Seto won the men's 400IM at the Japan Open on his comeback from a ban from national team activities following an extra-marital affair.

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SwimSwam's Top 100 for 2021: Men's #75 - #51
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Jan. 28, 2021 — We continue our countdown of the top 100 men and the top 100 women in world-level swimming heading into the 2021 Olympic year.

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Katsuhiro Matsumoto Breaks Japanese Record in 200 Free With 1:45 to Open Kitajima Cup
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Jan. 22, 2021 — Katsuhiro Matsumoto Breaks Japanese Record in 200 Free With 1:45 to Open Kitajima Cup The Kitajima Cup opened competition Friday night in Tokyo at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center (home of the 2018 Pan Pacs) with some of Japan’s best on display in the three day meet. Worlds silver medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto impressed with a national record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:45.13, lowering his own record of 1:45.22 from the 2019 Worlds. Matsumoto won comfortably ahead of Mano Hidenari (1:48.97). Matsumoto is coming off the ISL where he had the fourth fastest time in the league ...

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Honda, Irie & Sato Get 2021 Kosuke Kitajima Cup Off To Golden Start
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Jan. 22, 2021 — The 2021 Kosuke Kitajima Cup kicks off a packed season of domestic racing within Japan, as the top talent to the tune of Kosuke Hagino , Katsuhiro Matsumoto, Suzuka Hasegawa , Ryosuke Irie , Shoma Sato gear up for a home-based Olympic Games. Rikako Ikee is also making her 2021 calendar year debut at this Kosuke Kitajima Cup in Tokyo after bypassing her originally-planned first competition of the New Year’s Meet due to coronavirus concerns. She’ll be in the water tomorrow. On day 1 of this 3-day affair, we reported how Matsumoto wasted no time making his presence known in the men’s 20 ...

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World C'ships Medalist Matsumoto Snares 1:45.13 200 Free JPN Record
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Jan. 22, 2021 — Japan’s Katsuo (Katsuhiro) Matsumoto already made history by becoming the first man from his nation to medal in the 200m freestyle at a World Championships. But now the 23-year-old has leveled up to a new tier of competition in the event, firing off a shiny new national record to kick-off his 2021 racing calendar. While competing on day 1 of the 2021 Kosuke Kitajima Cup, an annual domestic meet in Tokyo known for wicked-quick performances, Matsumoto blasted a winning 200m free effort of 1:45.13. That not only took the gold in a huge lifetime best, but it also lowered his own national ...

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Kosuke Kitajima: Swimmers Need To Start Writing The Next Chapter Following Tokyo 2020 Postponement
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March 26, 2020 — Four-time Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima – the only man in history to have won back-to-back breaststroke titles – believes athletes must prepare for every eventuality and overcome every hurdle in the light of the postponement of Tokyo 2020. The Japanese – known as the ‘Frog King’ – won the 100 and 200m breaststroke at Athens 2004 before a successful defence four years later in Beijing saw him write his own entry in the record books. That record of being the only male breaststroker to have retained an Olympic title – and the sole swimmer, man or woman, to have defended the 100m gold ...
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Duncan Scott Fires Off 1:47.06 200 Free In Morning Final At McCullagh International - Swimming World News
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Feb. 22, 2020 — Duncan Scott fired off a time of 1:47.06 in the final of the 200m free at the McCullagh International in Bangor, Northern Ireland, a 27.81 blast down the last 50 rocketing him into the world top 6 on the early 2020 World Rankings.
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@SwimXps  Duncan Scott rising up the world rankings 200m free #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine Duncan Scott looks like he's in good form. #swimming
  
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Kirara Cup Day 2: 17-Yr-Old Nagisa Ikemoto Is JPN's 5th Fastest 200 Freestyler
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Feb. 8, 2020 — Lately, everyone in Japan has been stepping up their swimming game, with the latest being 17-year-old Nagisa Ikemoto in the women's 200m freestyle.
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Matsumoto Kicks Off New Year With 400 Free JPN Record, Hagino Takes 400 IM Gold
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Jan. 11, 2020 — World Championships silver medalist in the 200 free, Katsuhiro Matsumoto, added another JPN record to his resume by winning the SCM 400 free in Tokyo tonight.
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2019 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap
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July 22, 2019 — Great Britain's Adam Peaty made history last night as the first man to ever break 57 in the 100 breast semis. Tonight, he may lower his World Record further.
 
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