At the World Swimming Championships held in Hungary, the men's 100m butterfly final was held on the 24th, and Japanese record holder Naoki Mizunuma won the silver medal with a mark of 50.94.

This is the first time a Japanese player has won a medal in this event of the world championship.

Mizunuma A feat by concentrating on strengthening the turn and swimming

Naoki Mizunuma, who won the first medal as a Japanese player in the men's 100m butterfly at the world championship, was aware of two points for the battle with the world.

The first is the 50-meter turn.

Mizunuma has been focusing on practicing the dolphin kick immediately after the 50-meter turn in order to connect to a confident second half swim.

He says, "I've been trying to find out if there is any useless movement and how I can easily use my strength to swim." The result of his practice was to break the Japanese record at the representative selection meeting in March. It appeared in the form of.

Even in the semi-finals of this tournament, he marked 50.81, which set a new Japanese record of 0.05.

His second point was to focus on his own swim.

At the last World Championships and last year's Tokyo Olympics, it is said that the world's top athletes could not keep their normal mind in the surrounding environment and lost sight of their own swim.

"I was moved by seeing the real thing. It's a proof that my beliefs are shaken in the weak part as an athlete," said Mizunuma, who analyzed his own movements in Europe from May before this tournament. Participated in the training camp, actively participated in races, and stepped on the number of venues against overseas players.

Mizunuma has been thinking about what is needed to achieve results in the world and facing challenges.

He steadily cleared the hurdles he had set himself and led to the first feat of the Japanese.