Tomoru Honda Heads Up Entrants For 2022 Japan Open


The 2022 Japan Open is nearly upon us, with action kicking off tomorrow, December 1st. Some of the nation’s biggest stars will descend on the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre over the course of the 4-day affair.

Although this is long course, the competition will give several of the Short Course World Championships roster members a chance to flex their racing muscles just a couple of weeks out from Melbourne.

Among the attendees are Daiya Seto, Shinri Shioura, Junya Koga, Masato Sakai, Ippei Watanabe, Chihiro Igarashi, Hiroko Makino, Reona Aoki, Mio Narita and Yui Ohashi.

Katsuhiro Matsumoto is also expected to race after returning from a training stint in Bath. There in England, he practiced alongside 200m freestyle Olympic champion Tom Dean, world champion James Guy and others.

Newly-minted SCM 200m butterfly World Record holder Tomoru Honda is also entered in the meet, with the 20-year-old set to take on the 200m free, 200m fly, 200m IM and 400m IM.

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