Ryoka Hasegawa 1st overall over world championship time Women’s 200m Vata August 30 19:54
The Tokyo Special Swimming Tournament, which was also attended by some of Japan’s top swimmers, was held on the second day of the event, and in the women’s 200-meter butterfly, Ryoka Hasegawa, the representative of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, finished first overall, faster than last year’s world championship winning time.
This tournament was planned to create a place for athletes to demonstrate the results of their practice, and the first day of the tournament was also a return race for Ikee Kako, who had been aiming to return to competition from leukemia, as the event was cancelled and postponed due to the new coronavirus.
On the 30th, the second day of the competition was held, and the women’s 200-meter butterfly was played by Hasegawa, who was one year older than Ikee in both high school and university, and represented the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Hasegawa jumped aggressively from the beginning, finishing second in the first 50 meters by nearly two seconds, and then extended his lead by swimming at speed, finishing first overall in a time of 2 minutes, 5 seconds and 62 seconds.
Hasegawa’s record was 16 seconds faster than last year’s world championship winning time, and he updated his personal best time of 2 minutes, 6 seconds and 00 when he was in his sophomore year of high school for the first time in four years.
In the men’s 200-meter individual medley, Kosuke Hagino won 1 minute 58.20.
In the men’s 100-meter backstroke, Ryosuke Ilei was 53.14.
Both were not self-recorded, but they were ranked first overall.