Japan Swim: Hoshi and Terakawa blast Japanese records


At the Japan Swim yesterday, Natsumi Hoshi crushed the Japanese record in the women’s 200 butterfly with a scorching time of 2:04.69, her old record a 2:05.91 from the Shanghai 2011 World Championships, closing in fast on China’s Liu Zige’s World textile best of 2:04.40. Aya Terakawa clipped her national record in the women’s 100 backstroke with a world best time this year of 59.10, old record a 59.13 from the Japanese Sports Festival in 2010. Both naturally qualifying for the Olympics. In the women’s 200 IM, Izumi Kato made the Olympic squad with a 2:11.79, other swimmers going under the FINA A standard in this event and the others but not the Japanese Olympic cut, read more here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.

Women’s 200 butterfly

Women’s 100 backstroke

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