Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his gruelling schedule, Japan`s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming`s ultimate ironman.
Japan hope the appliance of science can trigger an Asian Games gold rush but admit they will struggle to steal hosts South Korea`s thunder, insisting that building momentum for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is their top priority.
Australia`s Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships Friday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement.
World champion James Magnussen said it would take one of the year`s fastest times to win the Pan Pacific Championships 100m freestyle after American stars Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian threw down the gauntlet Friday.
Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday.