Japan Reveals Qualification Process For 2024 World Championships

The Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) has revealed its qualification criteria for the 2024 World Championships slated for February in Doha, Qatar.

Swimmers who have achieved the ‘dispatch III’ time from the organization’s Paris Olympic Selection Criteria will be considered across the following competitions, although a maximum roster count of 10 has been specified:

  • 2023 Japan Championships
  • 2023 Japan Open
  • 2023 World Championships
  • 2023 World University Games
  • 2022 (2023) Asian Games
  • 2023 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup

All competitions have already taken place, save the Japan Open which is on the schedule for November 30th through December 3rd.

Thus far, there have been just 3 swimmers who have hit the qualification times at approved competitions and 1 who has earned a QT at a non-qualifying meet.

  • Katsuhiro Matsumoto – men’s 100m fly, 51.13 at 2022 (2023) Asian Games
  • Tomoru Honda – men’s 200m fly, 1:53.15 at 2022 (2023) Asian Games
  • Ageha Tanigawa – women’s 400m IM, 4:35.65 at 2022 (2023) Asian Games
  • Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast, 1:05.98 at 2023 Tokyo Swimming Center Invitational

Japan is coming off a disappointing showing at the 2023 World Championships in their home city of Fukuoka. The nation placed just 17th in the swimming medal table. Tomoru Honda earned bronze in the men’s 200m fly while Daiya Seto collected bronze in the men’s 400m IM event.

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7 months ago

Am I reading this right? Seto’s bronze medal winning time at Worlds is not fast enough to qualify for Doha?

Pieter H
Reply to  Jimmyswim
7 months ago

Japan keeps sabotaging their own swimmers even if it’s for inconsequential Doha.

Actually, Doha is consequential for them if they want to make sure they qualify for relays.

7 months ago

The Japan Open is also a qualifying meet for Doha 2024 for Australians and will be followed by QLD Champs as the final qualifying meet.

Phase 1
2023 World Championship Trials, Melbourne ✓
2023 World Aquatics Championships, Fukuoka, Japan ✓

Phase 2
2023 TYR Pro Championships, Irvine California ✓
2023 World Aquatics Junior Championships, Netanya, Israel ✓
2023 Berlin World Cup ✓
2023 Athens World Cup ✓
2023 Budapest World Cup ✓
2023 Japan Open Championships
2023 Queensland Swimming Championships

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