JAPAN SWIM 2017 (JAPANESE NATIONALS)
- Thursday, April 13th – Sunday, April 16th, 2017
- NGK Arena, Nagoya, Japan
- Qualification Meet for 2017 World Championships, World University Games and World Junior Championships
- Prelims at 9:30am local/8:30pm (night before) EDT; Finals at 6pm local/5am EDT
- Meet Information
- Entry List (in Japanese)
- Live Stream
- Live Results
The 17-strong Japanese roster for the 2017 World Championships has been announced, with a stacked line-up of 8 men and 9 women set to compete in Budapest as a possible preview for what’s to come in Tokyo 2020.
Leading the men’s squad are the dynamic duo of Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino, the Japanese partners in crime across the 200m and 400m IM events. Breaststroking powerhouses Yasuhiro Koseki, who won both the 100m and 200m at nationals, and the world record holder Ippei Watanabe will be a formidable force in Budapest.
The women are led by 16-year-old Rikako Ikee, the first Japanese woman to ever win 5 national titles at a Japanese Championships. On-fire 400m IMer Yi Ohhashi is also ready to rock, as is the tope 100m breaststroker in the world right now, Reona Aoki.
Japanese Roster for Budapest 2017:
Men: Katsumi Nakamura, Shinri Shioura, Ryosuke Irie, Kosuke Hagino, Yasuhiro Koseki, Ippei Watanabe, Masato Sakai, Daiya Seto
Women: Rikako Ikee, Chihiro Igarashi, Reona Aoki, Satomi Suzuki, Suzuka Hasegawa, Hiroko Makino, Yui Ohhashi, Runa Imai, Sakiko Shimizu