At the Japan Swim today, Kosuke Kitajima posted a scorching 58.90 in the men’s 100 breaststroke, breaking his own ‘supersuited’ Japanese and Asian record of 58.91 from the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Ryo Tateishi also qualified for the Olympics in this event, with a time of 59.60. Yuka Kato set a Japanese record in the women’s 100 butterfly, with a time of 57.77 where her record from the 2011 Japanese Nationals was 57.80. And several others posted time within the faster-than-FINA-A Japanese Olympic cut in the semis, read more here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.
(Fantastic quality video from the swim, with double target time lines. But also warning: Extreme closeup nipple shot, maybe too strong for the Americans :-)