Pan Pacs Champ Yasuhiro Koseki Drops Out Of 200 Breast

2021 JAPAN SWIM (OLYMPIC TRIALS)

The quest to claim an Olympic berth in the men’s 200m breaststroke is a tough one in the nation of Japan, with the likes of Ippei Watanabe and Shoma Sato sitting at the head of the table.

29-year-old Yasuhiro Koseki, although quiet on the competition front over the past year, was still thought of as a potential dark horse contender in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events here at the Japanese Olympic Trials. He made the final of both events at the 2016 Olympic Games, after all, placing 6th in the 100m and 5th in the 200m breast.

However, Koseki’s journey here at the Trials has come to an end already, as the man dropped out of the 200m breaststroke event entirely. He DNS’d the event during this morning’s prelims. This was after finishing 7th in the 100m sprint in 1:00.11.

The man told Asian media after that 7th place finish in the 1breast that his heart wasn’t entirely into racing. “My wife is burdened with raising our children while I’m swimming and often away….I was thinking of quitting last November”

He continued, “I have a strong feeling of ‘whatever.”

With that, it wouldn’t be a shock if Koseki reveals his official retirement. We will update accordingly.

INTERNATIONAL MEDALS – Yasuhiro Koseki

PLACE
EVENT
YEAR
MEET
SILVER 200 BREAST 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
BRONZE 100 BREAST 2018 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
BRONZE 400 MEDLEY RELAY 2018 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
SILVER 50 BREAST 2014 ASIAN GAMES
SILVER 100 BREAST 2014 ASIAN GAMES
SILVER 400 MEDLEY RELAY 2014 ASIAN GAMES
BRONZE 200 BREAST 2014 ASIAN GAMES
GOLD 50 BREAST 2018 ASIAN GAMES
GOLD 100 BREAST 2018 ASIAN GAMES
GOLD 200 BREAST 2018 ASIAN GAMES
SILVER 400 MEDLEY RELAY 2018 ASIAN GAMES
SILVER 400 MIXED MEDLEY RELAY 2018 ASIAN GAMES
GOLD 100 BREAST 2014 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
GOLD 200 BREAST 2014 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
SILVER 400 MEDLEY RELAY 2014 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
GOLD 100 BREAST 2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
SILVER 400 MEDLEY RELAY 2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
SILVER 400 MIXED MEDLEY RELAY 2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Landen
7 months ago

Well that felt like it came out of nowhere considering how he seemed to thrive in the ISL but then again I guess that could have been the straw that broke the camels back

ZYG
7 months ago

Was really disappointed to see the 7th place and then the scratch… He’s been good for a long time, and he did well at ISL, so I was hoping he’d make the Olympics this time around..

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