No Additional Names Added As JASF Finalizes Host Nation’s OLY Roster


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:

  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, 800m free
  6. Miyu Namba – women’s 400m free, 800m free
  7. Rikako Ikee – women’s medley relay (fly), 400m free relay
  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, 200m breast, medley relay
  11. Reona Aoki – women’s 100m breast
  12. Ryosuke Irie – men’s 100m back, 200m back, medley relay
  13. Konosuke Yanagimoto – men’s 800m free relay
  14. Kosuke Hagino – men’s 800m free relay, 200m IM
  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
  23. Natsumi Sakai – women’s 400m free relay
  24. Chihiro Igarashi – women’s 400m free relay
  25. Rika Omoto – women’s 400m free relay
  26. Keita Sunama – men’s 200m back
  27. Naoki Mizunuma – men’s 100m fly, medley relay
  28. Takeshi Kawamoto – men’s 100 fly
  29. Anna Konishi – women’s medley relay (back)


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PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 months ago

Looks to me like there will be a women’s backstroker added for the medley relay.

Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 months ago

That should be Anna Konishi, who met the OQT in both 100 and 200 back but not the JASF cut.

Bill Swims After His Horses
2 months ago

Really short-sighted by JASF not to give some additional development opportunities to swimmers who made OLY cuts.

Chalmers > Dressel
2 months ago

Shioura out

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