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Ryosuke Irie Wins 10th Consecutive Japan Championship in 100m Backstroke, Selected as World Championships | NHK


Ryosuke Irie won the 10th straight victory in the men’s 100-meter backstroke on the 5th, the second day of the Japanese Swimming Championships, which also served as the representative selection for the World Championships, and was appointed as the representative.

The Japanese Swimming Championships are being held at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in Koto Ward, Tokyo, as well as the representative selection for the World Championships to be held in Fukuoka City in July this year.

In the individual events, the athletes who break the record set by the Japan Swimming Federation for this world championship in the final race and finish in the top two will be selected to represent Japan.

Six events were held on the 5th, the second day of the tournament, and 33-year-old veteran Irie participated in the final of the men’s 100m backstroke.

I jumped out from the start, and in the first half, I returned at a pace that was close to my own Japanese record.

In the second half, his speed slowed down, and his time was 53.46 seconds, falling short of his goal of mid-52 seconds. I was appointed as the representative of

Ryosuke Irie “I want to do it with a strict eye”

Ryosuke Irie spoke frankly, “I feel like I’m not good at it now because my time is slow, but now that I’ve been selected for the national team, I think it’s time to start again for the summer world championships.”

Looking back on the race, he said, “The first half was good, but the second half was very tight.

“Even if I win in Japan, I don’t think I’ll be able to compete in the world, so I want to keep a strict eye on it,” he renewed his determination for the 8th World Championships.

Men’s 200m freestyle Katsuo Matsumoto wins sixth straight title

In the men’s 200m freestyle, Katsuhiro Matsumoto, the first Japanese swimmer to win a medal at the 2019 World Championships, jumped off the start and showed a strong swim in the second half, closing in on his own Japanese record of 0.33 seconds. With a good time of 1 minute 44 seconds 98, he won his sixth straight victory and was officially selected for the national team.

Women’s 100m breaststroke Reoki Aoki wins consecutive titles

In addition, in the women’s 100m breaststroke, Reoki Aoki, the Japanese record holder for this event, set a time of 1:05.89 to win the title for the second time in a row. 32-year-old Satomi Suzuki was second with a time of 1:06.88, but failed to meet the time requirements of 0.09 seconds and missed out on being selected for the World Championships, which will be held locally.