After matches 7 and eight, which concluded yesterday, November sixth in Budapest, London Roar is tied with Power Normal in slot #2 among the many ISL league-wide rankings.
Roar, whose arsenal consists of such weapons as Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson, Alia Atkinson, and Guilherme Guido, are mathematically into the ultimate Eight headed to the semifinals, however nonetheless have a regular-season match beginning on Monday, November ninth.
Including to the post-season pleasure is the truth that one other teammate will probably be becoming a member of the Roar, as Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura has confirmed to SwimSwam he’s headed to Budapest on Tuesday.
Nakamura has appeared on the Roar roster since early within the season however has but to make it to the bubble and truly compete for the squad. That may change come the semifinals when the freestyle dash specialist will be part of his crew in a bid to make the ultimate 4.
Nakamura owns a lifetime greatest SCM 50 free time of 21.16 from 2018 and is the nationwide document holder within the SCM 100 free together with his PB of 46.22 from that very same yr. The previous would rank because the fifth quickest mark on this ISL season 2 league-wide, whereas the latter would rank eighth if he would have replicated it to this point this season.
Nevertheless, the place Nakamura will more than likely make his greatest affect is within the males’s 4x100m freestyle relay, the place London has taken successful every now and then. The Roar ‘A’ relay has positioned as excessive as 2nd in match #5 however its ‘B’ squad has been as gradual as seventh in match #2.
Increasing to all the league, nevertheless, Roar’s greatest time of three:07.29 ranks simply 10th. That relay from match #5 included the next splits:
Assuming Nakamura is at the least good for a conservative 46-mid rolling begin, simply his addition alone might get the Roar extra within the 3:05-high/3:06-low vary to rival the likes of the Cali Condors and LA Present when it counts.
We’ve reached out to London Roar for touch upon plans for Nakamura.
ISL Season 2 Staff Rankings after Match #8: