A competition between the two teams aiming for a height. Para swimming race Kimura Tomita September 15 10:18
The world's 100m butterfly men's 100m butterfly para-swimming class, where Japanese players compete on the podium on the world stage, is the class with the most severe visual impairment. Japanese ace Keiichi Kimura won the gold medal. The late-blowing nova Tomita Tomita was also in second place, and two Japanese were on the podium.
The two who are competing together and aiming for height are the podiums that go up at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Ace and Nova
Keiichi Kimura (29) who was blind at the age of 2 and had no memory. A Japanese ace who has participated in three consecutive Paralympic Games and won six medals.
It was Tomita (30) that suddenly appeared in the same class two years ago.
Tomita who was diagnosed with illness as a high school student and gradually lost his eyesight.
It became the same class as Kimura due to a drop in visual acuity, and this was the first stage of the world.
These two are always chatting happily even at the poolside. On the 11th of the world championship, Tomita, who gave birth to the 29th birthday, Tomita said, “Kyo is Kim ’s birthday” and gave a birthday song to all the representative players.
From the end, good friends, but each has a positive influence. Kimura said, “It ’s a really good person who likes Space very much, but it catches up in no time and basically gets mad at me (laughs). But I ca n’t get out of training because I ’m close to Space.” I talk.
Tomita also said, “Kimura-kun's technique of swimming in the darkness is not defeated by anyone in the world. Because he suffered an obstacle on the way, he learned a lot from him to swim invisible.”
I want to surprise two people
Two people who respect each other have their mouths “I want to see a rare opportunity for Japanese players to compete at the top level in the world”.
Next year's Tokyo Paralympic Games, even in the absence of light, the Japanese players want to see the fighting for the gold medals and be surprised to make the tournament more exciting.
Japanese players competed in the world
At this World Championship, Kimura was ranked first and Tomita was ranked second in the world ranking of the men's 100 meter butterfly this season.
When Kimura turned back at the world record pace in the final, Tomita was desperate and bitten, and the one-two finish was as expected. Immediately after, they hugged each other and showed a guts pose.
In the pool, Tomita called out to Kimura, “I was really good”.
On the stage of the world championship, Japanese players gathered together and showed their achievements to climb the podium.
Tomita said, “I'm really happy that I have two people on the world stage and I can really realize my dream.
Kimura said, “I was also a Japanese player and I was really happy with the first one-two finish. I showed the strength of the butterfly in the visual impairment class in Japan. I want to do a race that pulls the world in Japan.”
Two people on the podium in Tokyo
Tomita will aim for a representative offer on the final day of the tournament with the freestyle 400 meters, which is the main event.
Next year's Tokyo Paralympic Games, Japanese players will compete for medals and will climb the podium.
I would like to see the sight that the two people aim for.