Nakamura, Hasegawa Among JPN OLY Roster Additions Through Day 5


Additional names now appear on the unofficial roster for Japan for this summer’s postponed Olympic Games with just 3 days of competition remaining.

Among the newcomers was a surprise runner-up in the men’s 200m breaststroke in Ryuya Mura. 24-year-old Mura posted the swim of his life to check-in with an Olympics-worthy time of 2:07.58, shutting out former world record holder Ippei Watanabe in the process. Entering these Trials, Mura’s career-quickest was pointed at the 2:08.15 he logged just last December.

Fly aficionado Suzuka Hasegawa dipped under the respective QT in the women’s 200m fly, while seasoned national record holder Katsumi Nakamura made it happen in the men’s 100m free.

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)
  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, medley relay
  11. Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast
  12. Ryosuke Irie – men’s 100m back, medley relay
  13. Konosuke Yanagimoto – men’s 800m free relay
  14. Kosuke Hagino – men’s 800m free relay
  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


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