Kawamoto Matches Over Decade-Previous JPN File In 100 Fly



The second nationwide file was damaged at these 2021 Japanese Olympic Trials with simply 2 days of competitors remaining. Following Katsuo Matsumoto‘s new mark within the males’s 200m free from earlier within the meet, tonight it was Takeshi Kawamoto‘s flip within the males’s 100m fly semifinal.

After having claimed the 2nd seed out of the morning heats with a strong 52.08 behind chief Naoki Mizunuma‘s 51.92, 26-year-old Kawamoto unleashed the quickest time of his profession to land lane 4 for tomorrow night time’s principal occasion.

Stopping the clock in a mighty 51.00, Kawamoto tied the longstanding Japanese nationwide file set by Kohei Kawamoto approach again within the supersuit period of 2009.

Opening in 23.55 and bringing it dwelling in 27.45, Kawamoto’s 51.00 head-turner now holds a .35 benefit over Mizunuma within the battle for particular person and relay illustration for a home-based Olympic Video games.

The ultimate might but see Kawamoto decrease the mark and acquire the file outright, as he’s been shut earlier than. The Tokyo Frog Kings ISL group member already put up a 51.28 scorcher on the Japan Open earlier this February. Previous to that, Kawamoto’s lifetime greatest on this 100m fly sat on the 51.83 he logged simply final December. As such, the person has managed to hack .83 off of his career-best in only a handful of months.

Kawamoto now ranks because the #2 swimmer on the planet this season, sitting solely behind Hungarian Kristof Milak.

2 Josif
BUL 51.08 12/19
3 Noe
SUI 51.15 12/04
4 Takeshi
JPN 51.28 02/07
5 Naoki
JPN 51.34 02/07

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