JAPAN SWIM 2017 (JAPANESE NATIONALS)
- Thursday, April 13th – Sunday, April 16th, 2017
- NGK Arena, Nagoya, Japan
- Qualification Meet for 2017 World Championships, World University Games and World Junior Championships
- Prelims at 9:30am local/8:30pm (night before) EDT; Finals at 6pm local/5am EDT
- Meet Information
- Entry List (in Japanese)
- JPN Qualifying Time Tiers
- Live Stream
- Live Results
Junior World Records toppled on day 3 of the Japan Swim 2017, as the marks were taken down in the men’s and women’s 200 fly. In the women’s race, Suzaka Hasegawa ran away with the title, posting a blistering 2:06.29 to win gold. That broke the former Junior World Record of 2:06.51, which was set by China’s Yufei Zhang in 2014. Hasegawa is now the fastest woman in the world this year by over half a second, as she surpasses Germany’s Franziska Hentke (2:06.84).
Likewise, Japanese junior standout Nao Horomura took down the Junior World Record in the men’s 200 fly. Horomura placed 3rd in the race, clipping Li Zhuhao’s (CHN) former record time of 1:55.52 with his 1:55.37. That landed him 3rd only to Japanese Olympic medalists Masato Sakai (1:53.71) and Daiya Seto (1:54.28). That makes Sakai and Seto the fastest 2 swimmers in the world this year, while Horomura is just outside of the top 5 at 6th.
Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino impressed with a winning double on day 3. His first victory came in the 400 free, where he held off a latte charge from Naito Ehara to win the race in 3:47.30 to Ehara’s 3:47.74. He followed that up with the fastest 200 IM in the world this year, cranking out a 1:56.01 to surpass China’s Wang Shun (1:56.16). Coming in 2nd behind him was Seto, who picked up another silver and a #5 world ranking with his 1:57.58.
Day 3 Event Winners:
- Women’s 800 free- Yukimi Moriyama, 8:32.10
- Women’s 50 back- Emi Moronuki, 27.98
- Men’s 50 back- Junya Koga, 24.67
- Women’s 100 free- Rikako Ikee, 53.83
- Men’s 400 free- Kosuke Hagino, 3:47.30
- Women’s 200 fly- Suzaka Hasegawa, 2:06.29
- Men’s 200 fly- Masato Sakai, 1:53.71
- Women’s 200 IM- Yui Ohhashi, 2:09.96
- Men’s 200 IM- Kosuke Hagino, 1:56.01