Yamada powers to victory in U.S.

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Japanese recordholder Sachiko Yamada powered her way tovictory in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final onthe opening day of the U.S. Open SwimmingChampionships on Thursday. Sydney Olympian Yamadatouched the wall in 4 minutes, 10.04 seconds ahead ofAmericans Brooke Bennett, who clocked 4:12.69 and RachelKomisarz, who took third in 4:13.05. Japan’s Norie Urabewas eighth. In men’s action, World University Games goldmedalist Takahiro Mori produced Japan’s best finish bycoming third in the 200-meter individual medley won byBrian Johns of Canada. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img