Nakamura (sub-22 debut) & Watanabe Lead Japan Gold Rush As Mare Nostrum Ends

Japan celebrated a fine conclusion to their European tour, with Katsumi Nakamura and Kanako Watanabe at the helm of surprises

Katsumi Nakamura and Kanako Watanabe brought the Mare Nostrum Tour to a close in Monaco this evening with impressive wins for Japan this evening. Fine efforts, too, from Chad le Clos, Ryosuke Irie, Daiya Seto, Rikke Pedersen, Kirsty Coventry, Paul Biedermann and Mie Nielsen

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Katsumi Nakamura and Kanako Watanabe brought the Mare Nostrum Tour to a close in Monaco this evening with impressive wins for Japan this evening. Fine efforts, too, from Chad le Clos, Ryosuke Irie, Daiya Seto, Rikke Pedersen, Kirsty Coventry, Paul Biedermann and Mie Nielsen

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Interesting how some Japanese swimmers systematically improved as the Mare Nostrum sequence progressed. I hope that doesn’t mean that they are tapering at this moment. Interesting contrast with Great Britain, whose swimmers returned to training after Barcelona.
Mr. Seto is very impressive. Mr. Hagino’s performances are somewhat unpredictable.

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