Ippei Watanabe Wins 100 Breast at Japan Student Championships

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Ippei Watanabe was back to competition on Friday, swimming in the Japan Student Swimming Championships.

Several of Japan’s top swimmers participated.

Watanabe, who attends Waseda University, won the 100 breast in 1:00.29, his third consecutive title in the event.

In the women’s 100 breast, Kanako Watanabe won in 1:07.47.

Mahiro Ishii won the women’s 400 free in 4:10.52 to set a meet record.

Nao Horamura won the 200 fly in 1:56.08. Yumi Nakano won the women’s race in 2:08.32.

Check out the full results here.

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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