Daiya Seto, who is aiming to win a gold medal in the men's 400-meter individual medley of swimming, completed high altitude training before the start of the tournament and responded to an online interview saying, "I was able to practice perfectly. I want to swim the ideal swim I'm looking for. "
Seto, who will be participating in the Olympic Games for the second time in a row, is planning to participate in the third event of this tournament.
The favorite 400-meter individual medley is the earliest in the swimming team, with qualifying starting on the 24th and the final on the morning of the 25th.
Seto trained in high altitudes in Tomi City, Nagano Prefecture for about a month, and arrived at the Olympic Village on the morning of the 22nd.
According to the online interview, Seto said that he felt more stable by focusing on backstroke and breaststroke, which he was not good at at the training camp. I was able to come down. I was able to practice perfectly. "
In the final race, which is approaching three days later, the goal is to win the gold medal in the 4 minutes and 4 seconds range, which shortens the Japanese record set by Kosuke Hagino at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games by more than 1 second.
Towards the final, Seto said, "I'm not so conscious of the gold medal, and I'm more excited about whether I can put out the 4 minutes and 4 seconds range. I want to swim the ideal I'm looking for."
On top of that, "I couldn't come this far by myself. It's thanks to the members who support me, my family and fans that I can stand on the starting point with such confidence, so I hit the race firmly. I want to go. "