Para swimming Suzuki is silver and the 5th medal is not settled in Tokyo Para, September 16, 6:53

On the last day of the World Championships for Para Swimming in the United Kingdom, Takayuki Suzuki, who is a qualified athlete in the Paralympic 4 competitions, won a silver medal by marking 48.83 in the class of motor dysfunction for men's 50-meter breaststroke. Did. Although Suzuki was the fifth medal, he was unable to get the Tokyo Paralympic representative's offer at this tournament.

The Japanese player who won the World Championship of Para Swimming in London, England will be selected as the representative of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, and if he enters the second place, he will be given a place in Japan.

On the 15th of the final day of the tournament, Suzuki, the Japanese captain who has won four medals so far, has advanced to the final in the class of motor dysfunction in a 50 meter male breaststroke.

Suzuki took the lead at the beginning of the swim from speed to start, but was reversed by Italy's Efrem Morelli and was a silver medal at 48.83.

In this tournament, Suzuki won medals in all the events he participated in and became the fifth medal, but there was no gold medal, and he was not able to get the Tokyo Paralympic representative's offer at this tournament.

Efrem Morelli, who won the gold medal, was a new world record of 47.49, updating the previous world record to 0:05.

Suzuki: “Since silver can be changed to gold”

Takayuki Suzuki, who won a silver medal in the class of motor dysfunction in a 50 meter breaststroke for men, recalled, “I was tired of yesterday, but I think it is a passing line in terms of time.”

On top of that, about winning the medals in all the events of this tournament, “I think I'm confident. I want to train for next year so that I can manage to change the events that were silver medals to gold medals.” I was talking.

Suzuki player changes to the rules

Takayuki Suzuki is 32 years old from Hamamatsu City. Of the 10 classes of motor dysfunction, this is the fourth most severe class.

From the time I was born, I had no legs and right hand, and my left hand had a disability.

The Paralympic Games participated in four consecutive tournaments from the Athens tournament in the third year of high school, and won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Tournament for a 50-meter breaststroke.

At the Rio de Janeiro tournament, I missed a medal and thought of retirement, but as a result of analyzing the race video, I decided to aim for the Tokyo tournament, "I can still evolve." Last year, the change in international rules changed to a class with more obstacles and jumped to the world's top class.

Suzuki has been using the overseas training system of his workplace as a training base in Newcastle, UK since 2013, and he has been strengthening and studying sports management by going on to graduate school.

In the UK, he worked on strengthening the turn and training the core under the coach of a Paralympic gold medalist. In last year's Asia Para tournament, he won five gold medals in history. The Tokyo Paralympic Games aims to win a gold medal for the first time in three tournaments.