World Championships finalist Shinri Shioura has reportedly been granted a spot on the japansese Oympic roster on the 400m free relay.
The men’s 50m butterfly saw its national record go down at the hands of Takeshi Kawamoto on this last day of competition at the Japanese Olympic Trials.
The Japanese Olympic roster sits just shy of 30 in terms of strict qualifiers. We’ll find out soon if the JASF grants any other spots.
Rikako Ikee topped the podium in both the 50m fly and 50m free to wrap up her impressive Japanese Olympic Trials campaign.
During the prelims session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, two countries saw national records fall by Remedy Rule and Lyubomir Epitropov.
20-year-old Waka Kobori added another event to her Olympic lineup, qualifying for the women’s 800m free tonight in Tokyo.
Takeshi Kawamoto, the newly-minted Japanese national record holder, was among the 6 100m fly finalists who all got under 52 seconds in the race.
Takeshi Kawamoto tied the longstanding Japanese national record in the 100 fly in semi-finals but it all comes down to the final tonight.
Rikako Ikee moved into the semifinals with ease in the 50 free, going 25.39 for second this morning behind Rika Omoto (25.33).
Kosuke Hagino has successfully qualified in the men’s 200m IM, the event that will be his sole individual race in Tokyo this summer.
Rikako Ikee already made the Japanese Olympic team in the medley relay but she’ll try to add a freestyle event tonight in Tokyo.
20-year-old leukemia survivor Rikako IKee has proven once again that she is a fighter in and out of the pool, capturing her 2nd Olympic relay berth.
Takeshi Kawamoto staked his claim on an Olympic berth in the men’s 100m fly, scorching a lifetime best of 51.00 to match the Japanese national record.
During prelims, Naoki Mizunuma out touched Takeshi Kawamoto (above) by .16, leading a pack of 12 swimmers who finished with times between 51.92 and 52.92.
Former world record holder Ippei Watanabe suffered an unexpected loss tonight in Tokyo, watching his Olympic prospects dwindle away in the 200m breaststroke.