At the Japan Swim today, Ryosuke Irie clocked a sizzling 1:54.03 in the men’s 200 backstroke, behind only his own 1:54.02 in the world this year, with the rest of the world somewhere above 1:56. He and Kazuki Watanabe qualified for the London Olympics, Watanabe in 1:56.83. Satomi Suzuki posted a second-best time in the world this year of 2:22.99 in the women’s 200 breaststroke, qualifying together with Kanako Watanabe in 2:23.56. And in the men’s 200 IM, Kosuke Hagino qualified with a 1:58.01 Japanese junior record, Ken Takakuwa also qualifying in 1:58.20. Read more here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.
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