Para swimming intellectual disability class Tokairin is bronze Nakajima is fourth place September 16 6:31

On the 15th of the final day of the Para World Championship in England, Tokai Hayashi University (20) won the bronze medal by marking 58.14 in the Men's 100m Butterfly Intellectual Disability class.

On the 15th of the final day of the Para World Championship, the intellectual disability class for men's 100-meter butterfly was held. Three players, Naohide Yamaguchi (18) and Rio de Janeiro Paralympics bronze medalist Kei Nakajima (20), participated.

Tokai Hayashi, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, has a world record of this event and is on the verge of winning the gold medal the previous day. In the final, Tokaibayashi won a bronze medal by marking 58 seconds 14 when he placed the top in a dynamic swim from the start and won the final third place.

Nakajima was 4th with 58 seconds 52, and Yamaguchi was 8th with 1 minute 1 62.

The gold medal was Ries Dunn of the UK, and it was a 54:46 new world record that updated Tokai Hayashi's world record of 1/26.

Tokai Hayashi "Tension and a pounding week"

Tokaibayashi University, who won the bronze medal in the men's 100-meter butterfly intellectual disability class, looked back at the race, saying, “The time was down compared to qualifying, and the water wasn't being properly drained as an issue.”

"I was nervous and excited for a week, but I was able to swim well and swim well, so I learned very well about this tournament, where I won the gold medal."

Nakajima "I cannot catch a medal"

Nakajima Keito, who finished 4th in the intellectual disability class of the men ’s 100 meter butterfly, said, “I was able to swim tenaciously in the second half, but it was very disappointing, so I could n’t win any medals and there was an unfortunate event. I would like to reflect on this tournament and put it into practice and incorporate new training in the future, ”he said.

Yamaguchi “Feeling positive in the future”

Naohide Yamaguchi, who took 8th place in the intellectual disability class of the men ’s 100 meter butterfly, said, “I wanted to cut the 1-minute barrier in the qualifying and keep the same pace in the final, but there was a slight delay. I looked back.

On top of that, about the tournament that won the gold medal in the men's 100 meter breaststroke, “There was tension in the first world championship, but it was a wonderful week for the gold medal. I will continue to connect with the Tokyo Paralympics with a positive feeling. I wanted to do it. "

Tokai Hayashi World ranking 1st in 200m individual medley

Tokai Hayashi University is 20 years old from Yamagata City. A class of intellectual disability.

When I was 4 years old, I was diagnosed with autism, who was not good at communicating with people.

When I started swimming in earnest from the first year of high school, I increased the record with the action of creating a large propulsion force by firmly grasping the water called “catch”, and renewed Japan and Asia records one after another. However, at the last Rio de Janeiro Paralympic selection, he was unable to demonstrate his abilities and missed the representative.

After that, I wrote a note about what went well in practice, such as taking notes carefully, and extended the record while facing me, and marked a new world record with a 100 meter butterfly that I was good at at the international competition last June.

The 200-meter individual medley is also ranked first in this season's world ranking. As a positive and positive attitude, Daiya Seto, a swimmer who made the Tokyo Olympics representative a candidate, was listed as the target player.

Nakajima players towing intellectual disability class

Keiichi Nakajima is 20 years old from Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture. A class of intellectual disability.

I started swimming at the age of 3 because of my mother's weakness and wanted to give her resistance. She was diagnosed with intellectual disability when she was in second grade.

Using his powerful stroke as a weapon, he entered the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic for the first time in his third year of high school and won a bronze medal in a 200-meter personal medley. Since then, I have been working for a company that actively employs para-athletes, and I have been strengthening it while balancing work and practice.

As a driver of Japan's intellectual disability class with Tokai Hayashi University of the same grade, he won medals for all five events he participated in last year's Asia Para Games.

The world championships were also expected to win medals, aiming to participate in the Tokyo Paralympics and win medals.

Yamaguchi: I worked on the Para swimming only 2 years ago

In the intellectual disability class, Naohide Yamaguchi is 18 years old from Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture.

I was diagnosed with autism with intellectual disability while attending a nursery school. I started swimming when I was in 4th grade, but it was only 2 years ago that I started working on para swimming.

I have continued to grow with a dynamic swim that uses the height of 1 meter 87 cm and the flexibility around the scapula, and I entered this tournament as the third Japanese record holder such as 100 meter breaststroke.

Because of the effects of disability, things suddenly become uncontrollable, so family members make notes to organize their feelings so that they can concentrate on the competition and strive to control their emotions.