Daiya Seto Successfully Adds 3rd Individual Olympic Event


The men’s 200m fly event was one of the highlights of this entire Japanese Olympic Trials meet.

An impressive 4 men dipped under 1:56, with one of them being already-Olympics-qualified Daiya Seto. Seto slid into the silver medal position in the 2fly tonight behind winner Tomoru Honda.

For Seto, the 2fly is added to his 200m IM/400m IM schedule, while it represents Honda’s sole individual event for this summer’s Games.

The other individual name new to the unofficial roster is Miho Teramura. The 26-year-old put up the fastest 200m IM of her life to upset national record holder Yui Ohashi for the gold en route to qualifying for the Olympic Games.

After claiming the 3rd seed in last night’s semifinal in a relaxed 2:12.42, Teramura turned it on to bust out a winning effort of 2:09.55, dropping .31 from her previous career-quickest in the process. With her effort tonight, she remains Japan’s 4th fastest performer all-time.

Placing 2nd, Ohashi adds this 200m IM to her 400m IM qualification nabbed on night 1 here.

Unofficial Japanese Olympic Roster:

  1. Yuki Ikari – men’s 400m IM
  2. Yui Ohashi – women’s 400m IM, 20m IM
  3. Daiya Seto – men’s 200m IM/400m IM (officially pre-qualified), 200m fly
  4. Ageha Tanigawa – women’s 400m IM
  5. Waka Kobori – women’s 400m free
  6. Miyu Namba – women’s 400m free
  7. Rikako Ikee – women’s medley relay (fly)
  8. Shoma Sato – men’s medley relay (breast)
  9. Katsuo Matsumoto – men’s 200m free
  10. Kanako Watanabe – women’s 100m breast, medley relay
  11. Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast
  12. Ryosuke Irie – men’s 100m back, medley relay
  13. Konosuke Yanagimoto – men’s 800m free relay
  14. Kosuke Hagino – men’s 800m free relay
  15. Takahashi Kotaro – men’s 800m free relay
  16. Tomoru Honda – men’s 200m fly
  17. Miho Teramura – women’s 200m IM

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