Video: Japan’s Ippei Watanabe 2:06.67 and new 200 breaststroke world record

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Ippei Watanabe – who smashed the 200-meter breaststroke world record in Tokyo on Jan. 29 – has revealed that improved lower body strength was a key factor behind breaking the world record.

The 19-year-old swimmer, who managed to chalk up an unprecedented time of 2 minutes and 6.67 seconds during the Kosuke Kitajima Cup at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, decided to work on his lower body strength following the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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