third JAPAN ADULT SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Whereas an enormous chunk of Japan’s higher echelon of the swimming elite is collaborating in season 2 of the Worldwide Swimming League (ISL) on the Tokyo Frog Kings, a section of notable swimmers are about to get their very own racing underway again at house.
The third version of the Japan Grownup Swimming Championships is going down this weekend in Wakayama, with the two-day affair permitting a home battle throughout each males’s and girls’s occasions.
Keita Sunama doubled up on his 200m again victory from yesterday by taking the 100m again tonight. Hitting a time of 54.81, he edged out runner-up Junya Hasegawa, who touched a hair behind in 54.85. One other swimmer additionally obtained below the 55-second mark in Syuhei Uno, who rounded out the highest three in 54.98.
For Sunama, his time sits inside vary of his lifetime finest, a mark represented by the 54.36 he produced method again in 2016.
Rika Omoto discovered herself atop the rostrum on two events to shut out the meet, first taking the 100m free in a time of 55.91. Omoto is Japan’s 4th quickest swimmer ever on this occasion, proudly owning a lifetime better of 54.16 from final yr’s Japan Swim.
Omoto settled for 26th place in Gwangju on this occasion on the 2019 World Championships, posting a mark of 54.89. Tonight she was the one racer to get below 56 seconds.
Omoto’s subsequent win got here within the 200m IM, with the 23-year-old punching a mark of two:12.53 for the gold. Omoto is as soon as once more one in all Japan’s best-ever females on this occasion, having clocked a PB of two:08.64 on the 2019 Sydney Open.
Not competing within the Worldwide Swimming League (ISL), former 200m breaststroke World File holder Ippei Watanabe reaped gold tonight in his specialty occasion. Posting a time of two:08.69, Watanabe was well-off his private finest and former WR of two:06.67 from 2018, but it surely was sufficient to shake off the competitors cobwebs and get his 2020/21 lengthy course season underway.
In different races, soon-to-be London Roar ISL group member Katsumi Nakamura posted a modest 49.01 within the 100m free, whereas suspension returnee Takeharu Fujimori topped the boys’s 200m IM in 2:00.13 to win by over three seconds.
Nakamura – 49.01