In the qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics men's 800-meter relay, Japan did not advance to the semi-finals in 12th place overall.
In Japan, the first swimmer was Konosuke Yanagimoto, the second swimmer was Katsuhiro Matsumoto, the third swimmer was Kosuke Hagino, and the fourth swimmer was Kotaro Takahashi.
In the race, the first swimmer, Yanagimoto, connected in 7th place, and the second player, Matsumoto, caught up to 5th place.
However, after that, he could not keep up with the pace of the foreigners ahead, and Japan finished in 6th place in this group with a time of 7 minutes 9 seconds 53 seconds.
I was eliminated from the qualifying because I couldn't make it into the top 8 in 12th place overall.
"I'm sorry I couldn't make a flow" "I did what I should do"
This is a post-race discourse of four Japanese members.
Konosuke Yanagimoto, the first swimmer.
"I'm sorry I couldn't make a flow because I was entrusted with the first swimmer."
The second swimmer, Katsuhiro Matsumoto.
"I thought it was important for everyone to get out of the way, valuing being able to swim with this team. I think I did what I had to do."
Kosuke Hagino, the third swimmer.
"It's a disappointing result because I was aiming to advance to the final as a team, but I want to take it firmly because it is this result with all four people doing their best. Don't forget that, I want to swim carefully one by one. "
Kotaro Takahashi, the fourth swimmer.
"It was my first Olympics, but I was able to race without being overly nervous. I think I was able to do my best."