Haruka Kitaguchi, the Japanese record holder for athletics women's javelin throw, expressed her enthusiasm for the Japan Championships, which will be the representative selection for the Olympics, saying, "I want to win the championship and go to the Tokyo Olympics."
The 23-year-old Kitaguchi is a female javelin throw ace with a 66-meter Japanese record.
We have already broken the standard record for participation in the Tokyo Olympics, so if we finish in 3rd place at the Japan Championships, which will start on the 24th of this month, we will be nominated as a representative.
Kitaguchi responded to an online interview on the 17th, saying, "I'm not feeling well and I'm very anxious, but I have to win the match to get to the Olympics." It will be. "
This season, I went to the Czech Republic where I have a coach in April, and have been working on remodeling the form, such as making the run-up 18 steps, which is 2 steps more than last season.
Regarding this, Kitaguchi said, "Although the approach speed is increasing, I have not yet been able to match the timing with the throwing motion well. I think that it is necessary to challenge without stopping in order to grow. I said.
He said, "I didn't want to lose because I was second in the Japan Championship last year. I want to throw more than 64 meters to win the championship and go to the Tokyo Olympics."