Rikuto Tamai, a 15-year-old Japanese national team for the Tokyo Olympics diving, participated in the Japan Championships in Tochigi Prefecture and finished third in the men's diving.

At the age of 15, Tamai, a third-year junior high school student, finished in 7th place in the men's high diving at the Tokyo Olympics, and was the first Japanese player to win a prize in 21 years.



On the 18th, I participated in the men's diving at the Japan Championships in Diving held in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture.



In this event, Tamai won the youngest victory in this tournament last year, and although he did not participate in the Olympics, he is gaining strength.



Tamai had a slight backache about a week ago, so there was a scene where he received a massage between performances, but in the final sixth performance, he took a positive step and flipped back once and a half. While doing so, he almost perfectly decided the technique "5337D" that twists three and a half times, marking a high score of 89.25, and finished third with a total of 395.55 in the six times.



The winner was 443.55, Haruki Suyama.



Tamai said, "I'm glad that I was able to make the final decision and finished in 3rd place. The main event is a high diving, but I will put as much effort into it and aim to participate in the world championship next year in both events." I did.



Tamai will participate in the men's high diving on the 19th, the final day of the tournament, where he will win the championship for the third time in a row.



In addition, in the competition held on the 1st and 8th, Matsuri Arai, who participated in the Tokyo Olympics by diving into a high school girl, marked a total of 328.65 five times and has won the tournament for the fifth consecutive time.

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