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3 national records on first day of Japanese trials

After having to cancel the Japanese Long Course Championships due to the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, the Japanese swimming federation…

Kitajima Breaks 200 Breaststroke World Record

Two days after wearing a T-shirt stating “I am the swimmer”, in protest against the Japanese Swimming Federation restricting Japanese swimmers to use only Mizuno, Descente or Asics swim suits, Kosuke Kitajima breaks the 200 meter breaststroke world record, wearing a Speedo LZR Racer at the Japan Open. The new world record is 2:07.51, beating the 2:08.50 set by Brendan Hansen at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships.

Source: SwimInfo