97TH JAPAN STUDENT SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, October 7th – Sunday, October 10th
- Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo, Japan
- LCM (50m)
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap
- Entries (in Japanese)
- Results (in Japanese)
Honda already won the men’s 200m fly in a time of 1:54.45 but he concluded his meet with a silver in the men’s 400m IM. Clocking a mark of 4:12.05, Honda hit the runner-up spot behind winner Kaito Tabuchi.
Tabuchi scored a new lifetime best of 4:11.80 to edge out Honda by .25, with the latter finishing in a mark of 4:12.05. In fact, both men reached a new career-quickest mark in the race, with Tabuchi’s previous PB resting at 4:13.79 from earlier this year, while Honda’s been as quick as 4:13.31 from last year.
As such, both men but under the 4:13 threshold for the first time ever and moving up the list of the top Japanese men’s 400m IM performers all-time.
All-Time Japanese Men’s LCM 400 IM Performers
- Kosuke Hagino, 4:06.05 2016
- Daiya Seto, 4:06.09 2020
- Yuya Horinata, 4:10.52 2012
- Takeharu Fujimori, 4:10.90 2017
- Yuki Ikari, 4:11.88 2021
- Kaito Tabuchi, 4:11.80 2021
- Tomoru Honda, 4:12.05 2021
For the men’s 200m breaststroke, 20-year-old Sato got it done for gold in a mark of 2:08.46. Opening in 1:01.51 and closing in 1:06.95, Seto doubled up on his 100m breast victory earlier in the meet.
The man owns a national and Asian continental record with the 2:06.40 produced last year.