A lightweight double skull selection race was held for the international tournament leading to the Japanese national team for the Tokyo Olympic boat, and a pair of Rio de Janeiro tournament representatives Ayami Oishi and Chiaki Tomita was selected for the girls.
The selection of the Japanese national team for the Tokyo Olympics boat, which had been suspended due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, has resumed from last week for the first time in about a year, and on the 3rd, a lightweight double skull in Toda City, Saitama Prefecture. The race was held.
In the race on the 3rd, two pairs of men and women were decided based on the result of the single scull held last week, and among the women, Oishi and Tomita, the representatives of the Rio de Janeiro tournament, made a pair.
Oishi and Tomita said, "Let's jump out of the start," and as we aimed, we spread the lead from the first half, and with a breathtaking saw, we ran away as it was and finished about 5 seconds behind the opponent pair.
With this, the two will be nominated for participation in the Asia-Oceania continental qualifying held in Japan in May, and if they win the qualifying quota for Japan in this qualifying, they will be nominated for the Olympic team.
Oishi said, "Our goal is to win medals at the Olympics, so we want to talk with each other and spend the day politely."
In addition, Tomita expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "Five years after the Rio de Janeiro Games, the two of us have grown up, and we will do our best to get a spot and then stand on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics."