Sport: Fantastic!

As the U.S.-Japanese swimming meets continued in Japan last week, coaches from Melbourne to New Haven stared in admiration at the record of a broad-shouldered, sturdy-legged Japanese college student named Tsuyoshi Yamanaka. Not only did Yamanaka break one world's record and help break a second, but he performed brilliantly in every freestyle event from the thrashing 100 meters to the grueling 1,500 meters. Marveled Yale's Bob Kiphuth. grand old man of U.S. swimming: "Fantastic!"

The 20-year-old Yamanaka comes by his swimming talent naturally: his mother was a professional diver for shellfish. Yamanaka, raised in Amamachi, on the Sea of Japan, was a...

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