Hitomi Niiya, who broke the Japanese record at 10,000 meters for track and field women and was appointed as the Tokyo Olympics representative, released the practice and said, "It will be a year of competition. To fight at a higher level, further I have to prepare. "

The 32-year-old Shintani won the women's 10,000 meters at the Japan Championships this month with a time of 30 minutes 20 seconds 44, which set a Japanese record of 28 seconds or more for the first time in 18 years, and was appointed as the representative of the Tokyo Olympics.

On the 25th, the practice was opened to the public at a stadium in Tokyo, and after running 12,000 meters on the track at an almost constant pace, training was conducted to train the core.

Shintani, who had a press conference after this, said, "I'm happy to hear a lot of congratulations, but it's not the case when I'm drunk. I have to prepare further to fight at a higher level." I told you to let me.

Shintani is aiming to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics at the women's 10,000 meters, where Africans occupy the top position, and emphasized that a time of "29 minutes" is necessary for that.

On top of that, we also set a goal of breaking the Japanese record at 5000 meters, which aims for a job offer along with 10,000 meters.

Shintani said, "Next year will be a year of competition. I want to win every match and bring back the title firmly."