The Asia-Oceania continental qualifying, which requires boats to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, began in Tokyo on the 6th, and Japanese athletes decided to advance to the semi-finals and finals on the 7th at the top of all events.
Approximately 80 athletes from 18 countries and regions participate in the Asia-Oceania continental qualifying for boats, which is held at the Sea Forest Waterway, the venue for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Koto-ku, Tokyo.
On the 6th, a qualifying race was held that was canceled due to strong winds on the 5th.
Of these, a pair of Rio de Janeiro Olympic representatives Chiaki Tomita and Ayami Oishi participated in the Women's Lightweight Double Sculls, showing a breathtaking performance and advancing to the final on the 7th at the top of the qualifying.
In addition, a pair of men's lightweight double sculls Naoki Furuta and Mitsuo Nishimura also advanced to the finals, while single sculls Ryuta Arakawa for men and Shiho Yonekawa for women advanced to the semifinals.
In this continental qualifying, the largest in each country and region, the Olympics will be given a quota for the second event, and the Paralympics will be given a quota for the first race. ..
In addition, one Sri Lankan coach among the athletes and people involved who came to Japan was tested positive for the new coronavirus on the 5th.
According to the Japan Rowing Association, the two Sri Lankan parasports and the staff were negative, but it will be decided after the judgment of the health center etc. whether or not they can participate in the final on the 7th.