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Kosuke Hagino

Japanese Swimmer Kosuke Hagino Named Asian Games MVP

A vote conducted by 1,600 journalists covering the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea has declared Japanese swimming sensation Kosuke Hagino the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Hagino was a standout capturing four gold medals, in addition to one silver and two bronze.

The 20-year-old swimmer defeated the two giants of the competition Sun Yang of China and South Korean Park Tae-hwan in the 200m freestyle.

“It was a pleasure and great experience to race against great athletes,” Hagino said.

The other nominees for MVP were Malaysian squash player David Nicol Ann , South Korean judo athlete Kim Jae-bum, Chinese gymnast Yao Jinnan, Thailand sepaktakraw player Suriyan Peachan, Chinese shooter Cao Yifei, North Korean weightlifter Kim Un-guk and South Korean fencer Nam Hyun-hee.

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