2021 JAPAN SWIM (OLYMPIC TRIALS)
- Saturday, April 3rd – Saturday, April 10th
- Tokyo Olympic Aquatics Centre
- LCM (50m)
- Japan’s Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- JASF Olympic Selection Policy
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Prelims Only)
With the majority of tonight’s races falling into the semi-final column at the 2021 Japanese Olympic Trials, we saw just two swimmers get added to the nation’s roster in individual events for a home-based Games.
The women’s 400m free saw a battle to the very last fingernail, as top finishers Waka Kobori and Miyu Namba got to the wall only .02 apart. Kobori’s 4:06.34 and Namba’s 4:06.36 both got under the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF)-dictated Olympic qualifying standard of 4:07.10, meaning they are both booked for Tokyo.
In other events, Rikako Ikee achieved an incredible feat to win the women’s 100m fly and qualify for the Olympics as a member of Japan’s medley relay.
Although Shoma Sato hit the minimum time standard in the men’s 100m breast in last night’s prelims, the 19-year-old was slightly slower today, missing the individual cut. He did make the grade for the medley relay, however.
Unofficial Japanese Olympic Roster:
Yuki Ikari – men’s 400m IM
Yui Ohashi – women’s 400m IM
Daiya Seto – men’s 200m IM/400m IM (officially pre-qualified)
Ageha Tanigawa – women’s 400m IM
Waka Kobori – women’s 400m free
Miyu Namba – women’s 400m free
Rikako Ikee – women’s medley relay (fly)
Shoma Sato – men’s medley relay (breast)