Hitomi Niiya has been nominated to represent the Tokyo Olympics at the women's 10,000 meters in the Japan Championships in Athletics.
The overwhelming run that broke the Japanese record for the first time in 18 years was enough to predict the success on the big stage next year.
"Running at the Japanese record pace from the beginning,"
Shintani, as he had declared, set a new record in Japan with a different dimension of running and grabbed the Olympic ticket.
Shintani was the only player in this event to break the standard record for participation in the Olympics, and the only condition for the representative to be decided at this Japan Championship was to win the championship regardless of time.
However, Shintani, who has a high level of professionalism, dared to stick to the time.
The first 1000 meters was pulled by another player, but when I shook off Mao Ichiyama, who had been appointed as the Olympic marathon representative at 3000 meters, the rest was a solo trip and it was a battle with myself. ..
In order to set a Japanese record, it is necessary to run less than 3 minutes and 5 seconds per 1000 meters, but only once from 1000 meters to 2000 meters exceeded 3 minutes and 5 seconds.
Shintani's 5000-meter pass is 15 minutes and 7 seconds, which is an amazing time that is only 2 seconds different from the winning time of 15 minutes and 5 seconds for Nozomi Tanaka, who was 5000 meters in front of the women's 5000 meters. was.
At this point, many at the venue were convinced that they would break the Japanese record.
Before the start, Shintani held back tears with extreme fear and pressure, saying, "If I had to live up to my expectations, I had to get results."
After the race, he revealed the reason why he pushed himself, saying, "If you don't show the best performance, you won't get the public's understanding to hold the Tokyo Olympics."
Shintani, who overcame various pressures on the final big stage, smiled at the end, saying, "It was refreshing."
It was an overwhelming race that was more than enough to predict the success on the big stage next year.