National swimming race Shirai, Tanikawa et al.

The national sport held in Ibaraki Prefecture = National Sports Competition is held on the 2nd day, and the 20-year-old Japanese representative of the world championship, the 20-year-old Rio Shirai, won the second event next year. Young athletes aiming for the Tokyo Olympics were active.

The national swimming competition held in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture was held on the second day, and the 20th final was held for both men and women by age.

Of these, the 100-meter freestyle for women won the personal best time of 54 seconds 27 by the representative of Hyogo Prefecture representative, Rio Shiroi, who participated in the July World Championship. Shirai won the women's 100 meter backstroke at 59 seconds 58, approaching his personal best time.

Shirai said, “I have a feeling that I am definitely strong and now I enjoy swimming. I want to be able to fight the world with more ability for next year.”

In the boys and girls A400 meter individual medley, Osaka Prefecture representative Akaha Tanigawa won the championship at 4: 39.49.

Mr. Tanikawa has shortened his personal best for more than 6 seconds since last year and said, “Our Olympics, which we didn't expect to get so far, have changed from a dream to a goal.”

In addition, Yuki Aoki won the 1st 6:07 in the women's 100m breaststroke, and Aki Koseki won the 59m23 in the men's 100m breaststroke.