2023 JAPAN OPEN
- Thursday, November 30th – Sunday, December 3rd
- Tokyo Aquatics Center
- LCM (50m)
- Entries (in Japanese)
Preliminary entries for the 2023 Japan Open have been released which means we have a glimpse into the international talent expected to descend upon the Tokyo Aquatics Center beginning on Thursday, November 30th.
Multi-Olympic medalist Kyle Chalmers headlines the Aussie squad, with the 25-year-old entering in the 50 free, 100m free, 50m fly and 100m fly events. The freestyle ace is coming off of a successful 2023 World Championships which saw the Marion swimmer win 100m freestyle gold in a 47.15 stunner.
Chalmers will be joined by teammate Matt Temple, with the 24-year-old slated to race the 100m free along with all 3 distances of the butterfly discipline. Temple wrangled up a trio of relay medals in Fukuoka, including as a member of the Aussie podium-topping 4x100m free relay as a prelims participant.
Commonwealth Games champion and World Championships silver medalist Elizabeth Dekkers heads up the women’s portion of the Aussies headed to Tokyo. Talara-Jade Dixon, Tara Kinder, Ella Ramsay and Chelsea Hodges are also sprinkled among the entry list.
For 22-year-old Queenslander Hodges, this meet is another stop along her recovery journey from hip surgery which rendered her out of this year’s World Championships.
The top field for the host nation of Japan are listed below with a few notable exceptions.
We reported how Rikako Ikee and Daiya Seto are currently training in Australia under Michael Bohl through the end of the year. Addtionally, freestyler Chihiro Igarashi recently announced her retirement.
Top Japanese Entrants