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
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Prelims Only)
Just as the Japanese men put on an impressive display of speedy results in the 200m fly at these Japanese Olympic Trials, the 100m fly field was similar in its formidable depth.
A few days ago we saw six men hit 1:56.3 or faster in the 2fly semi-finals, followed by 5 accomplishing the same feat come the final. In the shorter distance tonight, the final field checked in with all but two men getting under the 52-second threshold.
Following them, however, were four more men who all also dipped under the 52-second threshold. The final results turned in as follows:
- Naoki Mizunuma, 51.03
- Takeshi Kawamoto, 51.25
- Katsuhiro Matsumoto, 51.67
- Yuki Kobori, 51.73
- Yuya Tanaka, 51.89
- Kota Akahane, 51.99
- Shinnosuke Ishikawa, 52.20
- Takaya Yasue, 52.49
The top 3 finishers all dipped under the Japanese Swimming Federation’s (JASF) stiff Olympic qualifying standard of 51.70, while 5 men cleared the FINA ‘A’ cut of 51.97 in this 1fly event.
For perspective, at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, six men were sub-52 seconds, while seven beat the 2016 Olympics FINA ‘A’ cut of 52.36.
Men’s 100 Fly Final at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials