At the Tokyo Olympics, the men's 100-meter breaststroke qualifying was held, and Tatsuya Takera set a personal best of 59.40 seconds and advanced to the semi-finals.
Takera, who participated in the 6 qualifying groups for the men's 100-meter breaststroke, showed an aggressive swim from the first half, marking his personal best of 59.40 seconds, and advanced to the semi-finals in 11th place overall.
In addition, Shouma Sato, who appeared in the 7th qualifying group, showed a smooth swim in the first half, but then stalled and was eliminated from the qualifying in 23rd place overall at 1'0.04.
The men's 100-meter breaststroke will be held in the semi-finals on the 25th, after 11:00 am.
Sato "Good results with a 200m breaststroke"
Sato, who missed the semi-finals, arrived at the venue around 5 am, and his right eye began to swell, and when he put on his goggles, he had almost no visibility.
Sato, who has had his eyes swollen several times in the past and missed the match, said, "I'm sorry for the result because I lost the qualifying. I don't want to blame my eyes, but I thought about my right eye. I said.
Regarding swimming, he said, "I was able to swim in the first half with a good feeling, but when I turned, the players on both sides were in front of me and I was impatient."
On top of that, for the favorite 200-meter breaststroke, which will start qualifying three days later, "I think I'm a little used to the atmosphere of the Olympics. Since 200 meters is the side where I can see myself, I don't care about other players and I firmly race myself If you do, I think you will get good results naturally. "