Hagiwara Sets Third National Record, Yamada Notches her Second at Japanese Nationals

By Hideki Mochizuki and Takahisa Ide

TOKYO, April 3. JAPANESE Olympian Tomoko Hagiwara stroked to her third Japanese national record in as many days at the Japanese National Short Course Championships. Sachiko Yamada, who set a world record in the 800 meters on Monday, set her second national mark today.

The three-day meet, which ended today, was held at the Tatsumi International Swimming Pool in Tokyo.

Hagiwara swam to a 2:10.22 time in the 200 IM, one second slower than the Asian record set in 1993 by China's Dai Guohong. Dai disappeared from view after the first Chinese doping scandal in 1994.

Yamada swam a very fast 4:02.42 for the 400 free, not only breaking her own national mark but the Asian record as well. That record was set at 4:02.80 by China's Chen Hua last December.

A third women's national mark was set by Maki Mita with her 2:06.26 in the 200 fly. That time just missed the Asian standard of 2:06.04 by China's Liu Limin set in March 2000 when she competed for the University of Nevada at the NCAAs.

There were other notable swims today. For the women, Noriko Inada won the 100m back in 59.78 and Junko Isoda took the 200 breast in 2:22.60 to go with her win yesterday in the 100m (1:07.17).

Shunichi Fujita went 3:46.11 to take the men's 400m free. Other fast men's times included: HIdemaso Sano's 1:58.07 for the 200m IM, and makoto Muto's 1:55.41 for the 200m fly.

Japan National Short Course Championships
Tatsumi International Swimming Pool
Tokyo, Japan

April 1 – 3, 2002

Day 3: April 3, 2002

RESULTS

Womens 400m Freestyle
1. Sachiko Yamada 4.02.42 (Japanese/Asian record
2. Madoka Ochi 4.10.25
3. Norie Urabe 4.10.46
4. Shigemi Yamaguchi 4.11.70
5. Manami Yamamoto 4.12.30
6. Ai Shibata 4.12.77
7. Yuen Kobayashi 4.14.42
8. Yumi Kida 4.14.84

Mens 400m Freestyle
1. Shunichi Fujita 3.46.11
2. Yosuke Ichikawa 3.47.71
3. Daisuke Hosokawa 3.47.79
4. Hisato Matsumoto 3.50.28
5. Takeshi Matsuda 3.50.68
6. Gen Ishimura 3.51.68
7. Yota Arase 3.52.19
8. Kenji Takaya 3.54.39

Womens 100m Backstroke
1. Noriko Inada 59.78
2. Ai Fukushima 1.00.26
3. Masaki Oikawa 1.00.99
4. Hiro Tanaka 1.01.41
5. Nozomi Nobe 1.01.56
6. Takami Igarashi 1.01.81
7. Runa Kobayashi 1.01.85
8. Akiko Mizumoto 1.02.33

Mens 100m Backstroke
1. Tomomi Morita 53.04
2. Atsushi Nishikori 53.23
3. Tomoaki Giga 54.01
4. Haruki Takeuchi 54.59
5. Naoyuki Watanabe 54.62
6. Tsuyoshi Kitashita 54.66
7. Masami Otsuka 54.90
8. Junichi Miyashita 54.97

Womens 200m IM
1. Tomoko Hagiwara 2.10.22 (Japanese record)
2. Sawami Fujita 2.13.46
3. Hiromi Takeuchi 2.14.44
4. Maiko Fujino 2.14.73
5. Akane Mizushima 2.15.95
6. Hisae Miyao 2.16.02
7. Chiemi Shigeta 2.16.13
8. Hiroka Sakamoto 2.16.59

Mens 200m IM
1. Hidemasa Sano 1.58.07
2. Shinya Taniguchi 1.59.46
3. Makoto Hasegawa 2.00.42
4. Yuta Shoji 2.00.51
5. Jun Yoshii 2.01.04
6. Miguel Morina 2.01.32
7. Yohei Kato 2.01.67
8. Masashi Minamiguchi 2.01.81

Womens 50m Freestyle
1. Tomoko Nagai 25.60
2. Kaori Yamada 25.71
3. Yu Iwasaki 25.87
4. Natsumi Mizuochi 26.09
5. Emi Yamamoto 26.12
6. Yuki Kashiwaya 26.18
7. Yume Yamashita 26.25
8. Fuyumi Ueda 26.35

Mens 50m Freestyle
1. Issei Nakanishi 22.50
2. Akihiro Shimizu 22.68
3. Naoki Nakura 22.89
4. Tomohiro Yamanoi 22.91
5. Yoshitaka Takeuchi 23.11
6. Shunsuke Ito 23.34
6. Norihide Ishida 23.34
8. Daisuke Abe 23.39

Womens 200m Butterfly
1. Maki Mita 2.06.26 (Japnese record)
2. Yukiko Osada 2.10.28
3. Noriko Maekawa 2.10.79
4. Yumi Hatta 2.11.39
5. Asako Kitada 2.12.03
6. Eri Kawa 2.14.14
7. Mami Negishi 2.14.35
8. Yukie Ibukata 2.14.60

Mens 200m Butterfly
1. Makoto Muto 1.55.41
2. Kohei Kawamoto 1.55.61
3. Ryo Takayasu 1.55.63
4. Ryuichi Shibata 1.56.42
5. Shunsuke Koba 1.56.81
6. Akio Kusano 1.57.66
7. Masashi Fukagawa 1.58.15
8. Masahiro Okuno 1.58.74

Womens 200m Breast
1. Junko Isoda 2.22.60
2. Atsuko Sakuma 2.27.11
3. Ryoko Maruyama 2.27.13
4. Reina Miyazaki 2.27.73
5. Eriko Fukukawa 2.28.61
6. Shino Hitomi 2.28.84
7. Yui Hirotani 2.29.89
8. Kahori Sato 2.30.70

Mens 200m Breast
1. Chikara Nakashita 2.09.85
2. Yuki Funai 2.09.99
3. Genki Imamura 2.10.95
4. Makoto Yamashita 2.11.23
5. Takeo Sasaoka 2.11.85
6. Ryosuke Yonehara 2.12.04
7. Taichi Tanabe 2.12.97
8. Yasuhiro Yoshinaga 2.13.42

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