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Hagino wins 400m medley gold

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7: Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 400m individual medley on Saturday to kick off the gold rush in the Rio Olympics competition pool.
Hagino clocked 4min 06.05sec, holding off American Chase Kalisz to wrest the title from US hands, where it had rested for the past five Games. Kalisz clocked 4:06.75 and Japan’s Daiya Seto was third in 4:09.71. Hagino’s time made him the third-fastest performer in history behind world record-holder Michael Phelps and 2012 Olympic champion Ryan Lochte. IANS

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