Japan Swim: Barren last day, 27 selected for Olympics


As written here on SwimNews, the last day of national Japanese championships was a barren one as far at London 2012 qualification was concerned, closes call Takuro Fujii in the men’s 100 butterfly, 51.91 and second-fastest time in the world this year, far surpassing the FINA A cut of 52.36, but still almost a tenth of a second off the Japanese cut of 51.92. 27 swimmers were selected for the Japanese Olympic team, read SwimmingWorld Magazine here and here

The Japanese Olympic Team:

Women: Miyu Otsuka (400m IM), Miho Takahashi (400m IM), Yuka Kato (100m butterfly), Satomi Suzuki (100 and 200m breast), Mina Matsushima (100m breast), Haruka Ueda, (100m free, 400 and 800m relay), Hanae Ito (400 and 800m relay), Yayoi Matsumoto (400 and 800 relay), Aya Takano (800m relay), Aya Terakawa (100m back), Natsumi Hoshi (200m butterfly), Izumi Kato (200m IM), Miki Uchida (400m relay), Kanako Watanabe (200m breast)

Men: Kosuke Hagino (200 and 400m IM), Yuya Horihata (400m IM), Kosuke Kitajima (100 and 200m breast), Ryo Tateishi (100 and 200m breast), Takeshi Matsuda (200m free, 200m butterfly, 800m relay), Ryosuke Irie (100 and 200m back, 400m medley relay), Yuki Kobori (800m relay), Sho Sotodate (800m relay), Chiaki Ishibashi (800m relay), Kazuya Kaneda (200m butterfly), Kazuki Watanabe (200m back), Ken Takakuwa (200m IM), Takuro Fujii (400m medley relay)

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