Ryota Yamagata, who set a new Japanese record of 9 seconds 95 in the men's 100 meters on land, responded to the interview and said, "I want to go for the representative while aiming for further record breaking" for the Japan Championships, which will be the representative selection of the Olympic Games. I talked about enthusiasm.
28-year-old Yamagata won the men's 100-meter final of the "Fuse Sprint" held in Tottori City on the 6th with a new Japanese record of 9.95 seconds, breaking the previous record by 2/100 seconds. ..
On the 9th, Yamagata said with a smile, "It was a good gift for my parents" about the update of the Japanese record, according to the news coverage online, "I was injured, but there was support from many people. So I came here without feeling tired. "
Yamagata's next race will be the Japan Championships, which will be the representative selection for the Tokyo Olympics, which will start on the 24th of this month.
All players are scheduled to participate in the tournament, including Sani Brown Abdul Hakim, Yoshihide Kiryu, Yuki Koike and 9-second players, as well as Shuhei Tada and Aska Cambridge, who are close to 9 seconds. Therefore, in order to be nominated as a representative, it is required to be in the third place.
Regarding this, Yamagata said, "While I have the feeling that I will aim for further record breaking, the most important thing is to be in the third place. The players around me are not fast and easy, but I am confident by taking advantage of the reflection of this race. I would like to take this to the tournament and take the representative. "