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Syd
March 1st, 2009, 12:08 AM
An excerpt from an e-mail sent by Toshiyuki Saka to a friend of mine. Toshiyuki is the older brother of Taihei Saka who was a member of the Japanese swim team at the 1984 Olympics. Both of the brothers swim at the Taiwan International Masters Swimming Championship in October every year. They always cause big a sensation being such outstanding swimmers.

The long and the short of it is that Taihei broke the SCM world record for the 200 back by just under a second and the 200 IM world record by just over 5 seconds! Pretty impressive stuff.

If you google Japan at the 1984 Olympics you should come up with the Wikipedia page which will give you a run down of Taihei's results. He competed in the 100 and 200 Fly and the 3 relays.

My young Brother TAIHEI.
He made 2 world new records!

2009 Feb 14-15
New Year masters swim meet 2009
Chiba international swimming pool(25m)

age45
200m backstroke 2:11.22 world new record!
200m IM 2:10.24 world new record!

I checked on the Fina World Records page, but they are not up yet. Presumably they will only go up in November this year.

Chris Stevenson
March 1st, 2009, 07:10 AM
My young Brother TAIHEI.
He made 2 world new records!

2009 Feb 14-15
New Year masters swim meet 2009
Chiba international swimming pool(25m)

age45
200m backstroke 2:11.22 world new record!
200m IM 2:10.24 world new record!

I checked on the Fina World Records page, but they are not up yet. Presumably they will only go up in November this year.



Those are excellent times. I think FINA updates twice a year, in May and Nov.

Unfortunately for Taihei, Jay Yarid also broke the 200 back record back in December and he went a little faster, 2:10.43.

If you go to

http://www.fina.org/database/main/records.php

and keep the "As Of Session" pull-down menu set to "ALL," you should have the most recent swims that FINA knows about. Taihei's swims aren't in there but it seems likely that his 200 IM swim will stand as the record.

quicksilver
March 1st, 2009, 03:59 PM
Syd,

That's a fantastic 200 back time. They both are.
Some people can't even do that time freestyle.


As a fellow misunderstood backstroker...a big high five to your brother.