Hagino Qualifies For Home-Based Olympic Games In 200 IM


Although Rikako Ikee missed the individual 100m free Olympic standard, the 20-year-old leukemia survivor successfully added another relay event to her surprising Tokyo qualification. The sprint maestro still has a shot in the individual 50m free coming up over the next 2 days of competition.

Ryosuke Irie added the 200m back to his 100m back qualification, as did Kanako Watanabe in the breaststroke discipline, while Kosuke Hagino snared his first and only individual event qualification in the men’s 200m IM. The defending 400m IM Olympic champion opted out of that event and also dropped the 200m back at the last minute.

Below is the unofficial roster as it stands after day 5 in Tokyo:

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), 400m free relay
  8. Shoma Sato – men’s medley relay (breast), 200m breast
  9. Katsuo Matsumoto – men’s 200m free, 400m free relay
  10. Kanako Watanabe – women’s 100m breast, 200m breast medley relay
  11. Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast
  12. Ryosuke Irie – men’s 100m back, 200m back, medley relay
  13. Konosuke Yanagimoto – men’s 800m free relay
  14. Kosuke Hagino – men’s 800m free relay, 200m IM
  15. Takahashi Kotaro – men’s 800m free relay
  16. Tomoru Honda – men’s 200m fly
  17. Miho Teramura – women’s 200m IM
  18. Katsumi Nakamura – men’s 100m free, 400m free relay
  19. Kaiya Seki – men’s 400m free relay
  20. Namba Akira – men’s 400m free relay
  21. Suzuka Hasegawa – women’s 200m fly
  22. Ryuya Mura – men’s 200m breast
  23. Natsumi Sakai – women’s 400m free relay
  24. Chihiro Igarashi – women’s 400m free relay
  25. Rika Omoto – women’s 400m free relay
  26. Keita Sunama – men’s 200m back


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2 months ago

One of the most talented swimmers of all time, exciting for him to be back this summer

2 months ago

Japan is looking incredibly strong this year.

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