Kosuke Hagino Flown Home To Japan After Accident In France; World Champs In Doubt

Japan's Kosuke Hagino by Patrick B. Kraemer

Kosuke Hagino slipped and injured his elbow on the way to training ahead of the Pais Open in Vichy this weekend and has been flown back to Japan for treatment, according to the Japanese media

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Kosuke Hagino slipped and injured his elbow on the way to training ahead of the Pais Open in Vichy this weekend and has been flown back to Japan for treatment, according to the Japanese media

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Bad Anon

The Kazan curse. It all started with Phelps withdrawing after his DUI case. Now this! These champs will be an anti climax, and the unresolved issue of Palmer and WADA, the FINA circus…etc. let’s hope there aren’t anymore casualties in the next few weeks. The worst build up to a big meet

john26

The US should start bubble wrapping Franklin/ Ledecky and Sweden- Sjostrom

roy

I feel bad for hagino.

Did u guys watch the semi final of the women,s world cup between Japan and england. Japan,s second goal was a freak own goal by laura Bassett.

I,m concerned for her. I hope she doesn’t harm herself bcos of that own goal.

MP

Bad Anon. First of all no one has said yet that Hagino will not compete in Kazan. You are writing him off as it has already been announced that he won’t be there. Secondly the WC will see a huge amount of talent in the pool. Just because Phelps won’t be there, how can you call them a huge anti- climax?

Roy. What has women football WC got to do with Swimvortex and news of Hagino injury?!?

robbos

MP, nothing, but it was amazing & the young lady was in distressed. Hagino is Japanese & Japan did beat England after they knocked out Australia.

for33

This could be extremely disappointing. Not only because of his individual events, but also for the 4 x 200m freestyle relay. I was really looking forward to an Australia-Japan 1,2 race. And Britain for the bronze. Without Mr. Hagino Japan is still strong, but it’s unlikely that it can still come second. Daiya Seto will surely have to swim in the relay, and perhaps the team will also include Mr. Masuda.

Bad Anon

MP, whether or not Hagino competes in Kazan, this injury is already overshadowing the athlete and reports seemed to suggest the possibility of a fracture; a press release tomorrow will give the full picture, and yes. Phelps absence is a huge anti climax. In case you forgot MP is the G.O.A.T. His much anticipated match up with Le Clos in 100fly deferred by another 12months

felixdangerpants

Roy, just when I thought you couldn’t talk more nonsense. Self harm, palease.

As for swimming the men’s 200 free is going to be very wide open especially if no Hagino, no Agnel, Phelps, Park, TFH….

So Cal Swimmer

I agree with you completely, Bad Anon. This world championships has a weird vibe to it and it seems to be getting weirder and weirder the closer we get to it. I am almost afraid to see what happens next.

Eugene

It’s motherf-ing Russia and Putin himself! First they poured vodka into Phelps’ throat, then broke Magnussen’s shoulder and now beat up poor Hagino! Those cruel bastards would do anything to win more medals at home. Manaudou, Cielo, Sun, Lochte and others should beware. And I hope they won’t beat girls.

Rafael

The French Clementine Bondet said Bowman destroyed Agnel technique (that first part is serious.. not a joke)… so is Bowman on russian pockets? Bowman was paid by Putin to make Phelps drink a lot and say… boy.. go home, no need for a cab.. you can drive!

felixdangerpants

Eugene you forgot about the Russian spy who pulled Ottesen over and bashed her boyfriend and broke her finger…

beachmouse

Putin- master of shirtless horseback riding

Emily seebholm- out of 200 IM in Kazan after knee injury suffered in a horseback riding accident

Coincidence?

So Cal Swimmer

You guys are hysterical! LOL LOL LOL

Yozhik

Craig, could you please remove my comment. I was “laughing at people, not with people”. Luckily it wasn’t noticed yet due to imperfection of my English. Tnx

MP

Lots of delusional comments here. Roy, Robbos, Eugene & Company… It is quickly becoming a place to find senseless or defamatory things uttered by people who have nothing to do with swimming. I wish we all contributed to the success of marvellous Swimvortex with appropriate comments instead.

Craig Lord

Have done, Yozhik, at your request, though I got the satire … and intent. I’ve removed aswimfan’s response to you because in isolation it makes no sense. Thanks for understanding.

Craig Lord

MP, we won’t encourage the ‘senseless or defamatory’ … plenty of that elsewhere 🙂

Bad Anon

I think will can still expect a great championships, the pre Olympic worlds always being most competitive and giving some sort of preamble to the summer games. Wishing a speedy recovery to Mr Hagino, Ryan Lochte probably the biggest “beneficiary” for lack of a better word with now enhanced gold medal opportunities in 2im and 2free and he should participate in all relays… Daiya Seto will definitely step up and will be s podium contender moreso in the longer medley

Craig Lord

I’m very sure they haven’t done and won’t do any of that, Eugene. And on a more serious note, we may also hope to see an end to the problem highlighted in comments from the Russian sports minister, who believes that his nation’s doping woe stems from sports schools and a fast-track culture of feeding performance-enhancing substances to under-age athletes.

MP

Bad Anon – You say Seto now step up and be a podium contender? ? He is ranked 1. In the 400 IM and secknd to Hagino in the 200 IM. Oh and 1. In the 200 FLy too! Imagine if he steps up on that? I guess in that case he “may win a medal”? ???

TommyL

Way way too many great swimmers will not be present in Kazan but we just have to live with it. I hope they are all done with the bad luck now and will be in full power next year in Rio.

Kazan in 30 days.

roy

MP there,s nothing delusional about my comments. Go online and you,ll find people are genuinely concerned about laura Bassett and so am I.
I,ve never seen such a freakish own goal so late in a match in both men,s and women,s football. Scoring such an own goal so late in a match ( the 92nd minute ) can cause genuine mental block for any player.male or female. The world cup is every 4 years and working hard for that long only to make a big mistake is no joke.

roy

MP seto is ranked no 1 in the 400 IM but he,s not as consistent in that event as he is in the 200 fly. Seto is very consistent in the 200 fly but not the 400 IM. In fact no swimmer is constantly sub 4:10 in the 400IM. Without hagino, the 400IM could go to either daiya seto, tyler clary or chase calitz.

Bad Anon

Hagino easy favourite for both IMs MP, now in his absence surely Seto must “step up” and put down his best swims in Kazan. Being no 1 on the world rankings is by no means a guarantee of a podium placing; for starters we haven’t seen USA swimmers swimming tapered this year, if Seto doesn’t step it up, he may miss out on a medal particularly in the IMs in view of the depth of those events

MP

Bad Anon – Sure. We know all is possible and rankings count for little or nothing. On all Known form however and in view of all his past and recent performances at Japan Open, Barcelona 2013 WC, SC WC, World Cup series etc., I do not recall Seto having a bad swim. Of course he is not guaranteed to win both IMs and the 200 Fly. No one is. Neither was unlucky Hagino. Look what happened to him in Barcelona 2013? Ranked 1.st in 400 IM by a mile and did not even win a medal in the end. But it all points to Seto and the Americans for sure

MP

Roy – Lots of hair for a man you have! I wish that applied to me too! :-). If you believe Women football has a space in this swimming site, then fair enough. I suppose Swimvortex will have to endorse that. As fopr your prediction for Kazan, I agree.

Craig Lord

MP, there was no harm in Roy mentioning the football thing but no, it had no relevance to current proceedings 🙂

roy

MP and Craig, what do you guys think of the possibility of Michael Phelps world record of 4:03 in the 400 IM being broken. It,s hard for me to contemplate that a swimmer will swim faster than 4:03 in textile. Even Ryan lochte,s textile best of 4:05 will be very very difficult to beat.

I,ve always thought that the textile best times should be the real world records.

Craig Lord

I think it will take some time before we see that time confined to history as the swiftest ever seen, Roy. As you say, Ryan’s time will take some doing – but there are some keen young guns coming through who will be pressing down that way come Rio 2016. … the Olympic 400IM crown has been won three times in a time slower than the win at the previous Games – 1968 (altitude), 1996, Dolan close to getting past Darnyi on the clock but not quite, at his first attempt, 2000 bringing a swifter win; and 2012, shiny to textile, the 4:03 and 4:05 you mention.

Yozhik

Thank you Craig. My removal request was satirical enough by itself. Such type of people deserve to be laughed at and I just used a funny excuse by quoting you to distance myself from them. I was trying to ridicule the ridiculous and was expecting MP’s like reaction in return. But completely opposite happened. May be the mirror I used to show how those comments look like was not distorting enough to be taken as a cartoon. By having no desire to be a part of such stupidity and to be associated with it in any way I asked you to remove my “masterpiece” 🙁

Yozhik

@MP, @CL, @Eugine. It was a coincidence that just prior this discussion I reread swimvortex.com’s special about 25th Anniversary of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. What amazed me most was the great quality of thoughtful and respectful comments. What is happening now? Is such community in decline? I understand MP’s concern. Using obscenity doesn’t make any comment colorful or powerful. Don’t be mistaken about that. It has completely opposite effect, like one hasn’t learn anything at adulthood but this language and stopped mental development somewhere at 8 grade.

MP

Yozhik – Completely agree with you and I am looking forward to Kazan.

MP

Roy – 4.03 impossible to beat in my lifetime. 4.05 tough but possible. BUT not by any of the current swimmers. No one is capable of that time.

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