2021 JAPAN SWIM (OLYMPIC TRIALS)
- Saturday, April 3rd – Saturday, April 10th
- Tokyo Olympic Aquatics Centre
- LCM (50m)
- Japan’s Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- JASF Olympic Selection Policy
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap/ Day 5 Recap/Day 6 Recap
- Day 7 Recap
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Prelims Only)
No new names were added to the Japanese Olympic roster for a home-based Games on this last day of competition at the Trials in Tokyo.
There were only 3 Olympic-qualifying events on the agenda for today, which included the men’s and women’s 50m free, as well as the men’s 1500m free.
Although Katsumi Nakamura captured the 50m free victory and Rikako Ikee accomplished the same feat for her 4th women’s title, neither was able to get under the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF)-mandated time standards.
That painstaking situation applied to Shogo Takeda in the men’s 1500m freestyle. The distance swimmer fought his way to a massive time of 14:55.70, a result just over a second outside the longstanding national record. Takeda’s time also ranks as the man’s second-fastest ever sitting only behind his 14:55.42 from 2018.
However, after nearly 15 solid minutes of grueling competition in the event, Takeda’s final clocking fell just over half a second behind the JASF-mandated Olympic standard of 14:55.06. Takeda was clearly gutted after the race having to come to terms with this situation.
We’re awaiting the official JASF Olympic roster to be published. In the meantime, here is the list of those swimmers who strictly qualified over the course of the competition.
Unofficial Japanese Olympic Roster:
- Yuki Ikari – men’s 400m IM
- Yui Ohashi – women’s 400m IM, 20m IM
- Daiya Seto – men’s 200m IM/400m IM (officially pre-qualified), 200m fly
- Ageha Tanigawa – women’s 400m IM
- Waka Kobori – women’s 400m free, 800m free
- Miyu Namba – women’s 400m free, 800m free
- Rikako Ikee – women’s medley relay (fly), 400m free relay
- Shoma Sato – men’s medley relay (breast), 200m breast
- Katsuo Matsumoto – men’s 200m free, 400m free relay
- Kanako Watanabe – women’s 100m breast, 200m breast, medley relay
- Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast
- Ryosuke Irie – men’s 100m back, 200m back, medley relay
- Konosuke Yanagimoto – men’s 800m free relay
- Kosuke Hagino – men’s 800m free relay, 200m IM
- Takahashi Kotaro – men’s 800m free relay
- Tomoru Honda – men’s 200m fly
- Miho Teramura – women’s 200m IM
- Katsumi Nakamura – men’s 100m free, 400m free relay
- Kaiya Seki – men’s 400m free relay
- Namba Akira – men’s 400m free relay
- Suzuka Hasegawa – women’s 200m fly
- Ryuya Mura – men’s 200m breast
- Natsumi Sakai – women’s 400m free relay
- Chihiro Igarashi – women’s 400m free relay
- Rika Omoto – women’s 400m free relay
- Keita Sunama – men’s 200m back
- Naoki Mizunuma – men’s 100m fly, medley relay
- Takeshi Kawamoto – men’s 100 fly
- Anna Konishi – women’s medley relay (back)