Japan Sending Sparse 22 and 21 Swimmer Rosters to Pan Pacs and Asian Games

  5 Braden Keith | April 15th, 2014 | Asia, Featured, International, News

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Japan has announced their rosters for the 2014 Pan Pac Championships and the 2014 Asian Games, and despite a stellar performance at their National Championship week, the Japanese are sending relatively small rosters to both meets.

They are only sending 22 swimmers to the Pan Pac Championships and 21 to the Asian Games. The only differences between the two rosters are on the men’s side, Junya Koga taking the spot of Takeharu Fujimori; and on the women’s side, Mio Motegi dropping from the roster.

By comparison, Japan sent 29 to the 2010 Asian Games.

The 2014 Pan Pac Championships will be held from August 21st-25th in Gold Coast, Australia. The 2014 Asian Games run from September 19th through October 4th in Incheon, South Korea.

12th Pan Pacific Championships (2014 / Gold Coast) 

[Men] – 13 people

Shinri Shioura (Brightman eastward)
Kosuke Hagino (Toyo University)
Takeshi Matsuda (SEGA)
Yuki Kobori (Nihon University / Central Sports)
Daiya Seto (Waseda University / JSS Moroyama)
Ryosuke Irie (Brightman eastward)
Yasuhiro Koseki (Miki)
Kazuki Kohinata (Meiji University / Central Sports)
Takuro Fujii (Konami)
Hirofumi Ikebata (Hosei University)
Kenta Hirai (Meiji University / Central Sports)
Hiromasa Fujimoro (Miki)
Takeharu Fujimori (Nippon Sport Science University)

[Women] – 9

Miki Uchida (Toyo University)
Miyuki Takemura (Brightman)
Kanako Watanabe (Musashino high school / JSS Tateishi Daiwa)
Satomi Suzuki (Miki)
Rie Kaneto (Jaked)
Mio Motegi ( Hosei University / Renaissance Makuhari)
Natsumi Hoshi (Mizuno)
Miho Takahashi (Nihon University / Central Sports)
Sakiko Shimizu (Nippon Sport Science University)

17th Asian Games (2014 / Incheon) 

[Men’s] – 13

Shinri Shioura (Brightman eastward)
Kosuke Hagino (Toyo University)
Takeshi Matsuda (SEGA)
Yuki Kobori (Nihon University / Central Sports)
Daiya Seto (Waseda University / JSS Moroyama)
Ryosuke Irie (Brightman eastward)
Yasuhiro Koseki (Miki)
Kazuki Kohinata (Meiji University / Central Sports)
Takuro Fujii (Konami)
Hirofumi Ikebata (Hosei University)
Kenta Hirai (Meiji University / Central Sports)
Hiromasa Fujimoro (Miki)
Junya Koga (Daiichi Sankyo)

[Women’s] – 8

Miki Uchida (Toyo University)
Miyuki Takemura (Brightman)
Kanako Watanabe (Musashino high school / JSS Tateishi Daiwa)
Satomi Suzuki (Miki)
Rie Kaneto (Jaked)
Mio Motegi ( Hosei University / Renaissance Makuhari)
Natsumi Hoshi (Mizuno)
Miho Takahashi (Nihon University / Central Sports)
Sakiko Shimizu (Nippon Sport Science University)

Comments

  1. japanese cowboy says:
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    The number of swimmers above will most likely increase for both teams (Pan Pac and Asian Games). Japan Swimming Federation will host another meet “Japan Open” in June. This meet will be the “last chance” meet for other Japanese swimmers to qualify for Pan Pac or/and Asian Games.

  2. Lane 0 says:
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    The Japanese will need Tateshi or Kitajima for the medley relay. they could win at the Asian Games but at Pan Pacs they’ll be fighting for silver Behind the US (barring DQ)

    • Flyin' says:
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      Does Russia compete in Asian Games? Apart from China (and maybe Russia, if they swam really well), I agree, I can’t see anyone having much of a chance to beat them at Asian Games.

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