2020 JAPAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Along with Yui Ohashi’s nationwide file within the girls’s 200m IM right here in Tokyo, the boys’s 100 fly additionally noticed the Japanese normal go down on the ultimate evening of competitors at these Quick Course Championships.
Hitting a big-time outing of 49.54, Takeshi Kawamoto took gold and the nationwide title, whereas additionally overtaking his personal earlier nationwide file of 49.60 he produced on the 2018 World Championships Trials.
Splits for Kawamoto’s time tonight included 22.74/26.80, giving the 25-year-old the slim win over runner-up Naoki Mizunuma and his time of 49.63. Mizunuma opened in 23.35 however got here on tremendous sturdy on the again half to shut in 26.28 and separate the 2 by lower than a tenth.
Kawamoto already produced an impressive 50m fly end result right here yesterday, posting a lifetime better of 22.19 to blast a brand new nationwide file, in addition to an Asian file en path to climbing atop the rostrum. You may learn extra about Kawamoto’s 50m fly swim here.
Kawamoto’s 49.54 now bumps him up from 20th to 17th on the all-time performers’ checklist worldwide within the 100m fly. For an ISL perspective, Kawamoto’s effort right here would have taken the highest spot in match 1 as a Tokyo Frog Kings’ member, beating Tom Sheilds’ profitable time of 49.58 that gave his LA Present staff 12 factors.