Japan Swim: Kitajima posts 200 breaststroke world textile best


At the Japan Swim today, Kosuke Kitajima clocked 2:08.00 in the men’s 200 meter breaststroke, surpassing Naoya Tomita’s textile best of 2:08.25 set in Hamamatsu, Japan last year, and easy qualifying within the Japan cut of 2:10.27. And, Ryo Tateishi was right behind him in 2:08.17, closing in on Kitajima at the end. Haruka Ueda qualifyed with a Japanese record of 54.00 in the women’s 100 freestyle, old record being 54.33 set by Misaki Yamaguchi in 2009, and Takeshi Matsuda with a 1:54.01 in the men’s 200 butterfly. Read much more here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.

Men’s 200 breaststroke

Men’s 200 butterfly

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