The Japan Championships in Athletics, a long-distance track and field event that also serves as a representative for the Tokyo Olympics, will be held in Osaka on the 4th.
The athlete who broke the standard record for participation in the Olympics and won the championship will be appointed as the representative on the spot.
On the afternoon of the 4th, the Japan Championships in Athletics will be held at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka City for a total of 6 events for men and women with obstacles of 10,000 meters, 5000 meters and 3000 meters.
The tournament also serves as the representative selection for the Tokyo Olympics next year, and the athlete who broke the standard record for participation in the Olympics and won the championship will be nominated as the representative on the spot.
Of these, in the women's 10,000 meters, 32-year-old Hitomi Niiya, who has won the 5th place in the world championship, has already broken the participation standard record, so if she wins regardless of the time, it will be decided.
Whether Shintani will win the national team according to the previous reputation by taking advantage of the characteristic of pulling the race from the beginning, how about powerful players such as Rina Nabeshima who won the Japan Championship last year over Shintani? It will be noticed whether it will confront.
In the women's 5000 meters, it is expected that two young players, 20-year-old Rika Hironaka and 21-year-old Nozomi Tanaka, who both break the standard participation record, will compete for the national team.
In addition, Suguru Osako, who has been nominated to represent the Tokyo Olympics in the marathon, is scheduled to participate in the men's 10,000 meters, and there is a possibility that he will be nominated for the second event.
NHK will broadcast this tournament live on BS1 from 4 pm.