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Hiroko Makino came in 2nd place at Swimming Japan Open!

In Japan Open held during 5/30-6/2, Makino Hiroko (2nd Year, Swimming Club) came in 2nd in the women’s 200M Butterfly with a record of 2 mins 07.32 secs. Subsequently, she won the chance to represent the Japanese team in the upcoming World Championship, with a heart to try and break the current world record.

Winner of women’s 200M Butterfly, Hasekawa Ryoka (right) and Makino Hiroko In 2nd place at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center (KYODO)

Daiya Seto (right) (KYODO)

Moreover, Waseda swimming team alumni Ippei Watanabe took 1st place in men’s 200M Breaststroke (2 mins 07.87 secs), Kanako Watanabe  also came in 1st in women’s 200M Breaststroke (2 mins 23.65)

Seto Daiya took 2nd place in men’s 200M Butterfly, and Sakai Masato came in 3rd place in the same race.


Up till now, the athletes who have gotten the opportunity to participate in July’s World Championship are the following:


Katsumi Nakamura, Freestyle

Ippei Watanabe, Breaststroke

Daiya Seto, Butterfly/Individual Medley

Hiroko Makino, Butterfly

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