2021 KOSUKE KITAJIMA CUP
- Friday, January 22nd – Sunday, January 24th
- Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre
- LCM (50m)
- Initial Entries (in Japanese)
Set for next weekend, January 22nd – January 24th at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre, Japan’s top talent will be putting on another Olympic Trials dress rehearsal of sorts at the 2021 Kosuke Kitajima Cup.
Although not a selection event, the 3-day affair is another opportunity to try out race strategies, put training to the test and gain confidence with the sole Olympic qualifying meet of the Japan Swim looming in April.
As we noted in our Japan Open preview, which you can read here, Seto will make that his comeback competition, meaning he is not racing here at this Kitajima Cup. However, nearly everyone else is, with key entrants listed below.
Among them is leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee, representing Renaissance at her first meet of 2021. She was originally going to race at the Tokyo New Year’s Meet last weekend but decided to opt-out due to rising coronavirus cases within the city. We’ll keep tabs on her racing decision as this Kitajima Cup draws nearer.
Sampling of Entries for 2021 Kosuke Kitajima Cup