Matsuda Wins a Pair at Japanese World Champs Trials

By Hideki Mochizuki

YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 22. THE second day of the Japanese World Championship Trials, like the first, didn't produce any national records. But, a handful of solid times have been recorded.

Takeshi Matsuda provided one of the biggest highlights during Friday’s action, as he prevailed in the 200-meter butterfly in 1:56.28. Matsuda could be a medal contender at this summer’s World Champs in Montreal. Prior to winning the 200 fly, Matsuda took first place in the 1,500 freestyle, although his time of 15:18.23 wasn’t quick enough to meet the Montreal qualifying standard.

In the women’s 100 backstroke, Hanae Ito edged Reiko Nakamura with a winning mark and personal best of 1:01.15. Nakamura wasn’t far behind in 1:01.35. The men’s 100 back, meanwhile, went to Tomomi Morita, who checked in with a solid effort of 54.36. In Athens last summer, Morita took home Olympic bronze.

Other victories from the second night of finals were registered by Hidemasa Sano in the 400 individual medley, where he clocked 4:16.60, and Yuko Nakanishi in the women’s 200 fly. Nakanishi touched the wall in a quality time of 2:08.28, ahead of the 2:10.11 turned in by Yurie Yano. In the 200 freestyle races, Ai Shibata (1:59.57) and Yukihiro Okumura (1:48.97) were victorious. Shibata won the 400 free on the opening night.

Men’s 1500 Freestyle

1. Takeshi Matsuda 84 12.12 15:18.23 ( 0.84)
58.50 2:00.32 3:02.20 4:04.52 5:06.72 6:08.54 7:10.35
8:12.12 9:13.10 10:13.99 11:14.93 12:16.06 13:17.44 14:18.77
2. Takehiro Miyajima 86 14.85 15:30.10 ( 0.84)
58.88 2:01.20 3:03.50 4:05.23 5:07.62 6:10.01 7:12.25
8:14.85 9:17.42 10:20.00 11:22.16 12:24.81 13:27.30 14:30.81
3. Atsushi Nagano 83 14.72 15:34.75 ( 0.79)
59.84 2:01.96 3:03.76 4:05.83 5:07.95 6:10.20 7:12.22
8:14.72 9:17.43 10:20.06 11:22.97 12:26.30 13:30.12 14:33.95
4. Yota Arase 82 12.63 15:38.06 ( 0.73)
58.60 2:00.36 3:02.34 4:04.64 5:06.88 6:08.85 7:10.69
8:12.63 9:14.55 10:17.04 11:20.69 12:25.26 13:30.68 14:36.29
5. Yuki Takayama 82 18.38 15:38.59 ( 0.87)
59.34 2:01.68 3:04.37 4:07.17 5:09.96 6:12.82 7:15.56
8:18.38 9:21.13 10:24.05 11:27.09 12:30.31 13:33.62 14:37.08
6. Masahiro Murata 83 21.87 15:45.53 ( 0.73)
1:00.31 2:03.71 3:06.75 4:09.81 5:12.81 6:15.78 7:18.76
8:21.87 9:25.31 10:29.25 11:33.01 12:37.00 13:40.42 14:44.22
7. Tsuyoshi Matsumura 84 25.71 15:59.58 ( 0.76)
59.83 2:02.42 3:04.95 4:08.03 5:11.44 6:15.17 7:20.01
8:25.71 9:31.37 10:36.82 11:42.71 12:48.50 13:53.12 14:57.85
8. Gen Ishimura 85 28.50 16:00.10 ( 0.70)
59.12 2:01.88 3:05.49 4:08.98 5:12.53 6:17.35 7:22.88
8:28.50 9:33.11 10:39.02 11:43.93 12:48.68 13:53.42 14:57.56

Men’s 400 IM

1. Hidemasa Sano 84 4:16.60 ( 0.64)
26.62 57.33 1:30.87 2:03.41 2:40.08 3:16.92 3:46.88
2. Taishi Okude 83 4:18.50 ( 0.68)
27.44 58.49 1:32.63 2:06.18 2:42.67 3:19.46 3:49.21
3. Yasuaki Mori 83 4:22.97 ( 0.74)
27.61 58.92 1:33.30 2:06.54 2:44.03 3:21.81 3:53.01
4. Shinya Taniguchi 81 4:23.16 ( 0.80)
27.52 58.89 1:33.89 2:08.08 2:45.01 3:22.85 3:54.23
5. Shodai Fujimoto 84 4:24.05 ( 0.62)
27.37 58.83 1:32.89 2:06.80 2:44.21 3:22.01 3:53.43
6. Yuta Shoji 84 4:24.25 ( 0.70)
27.37 58.93 1:32.53 2:06.03 2:44.30 3:22.30 3:54.85
7. Jiro Miki 83 4:24.26 ( 0.71)
27.03 57.88 1:31.40 2:04.41 2:41.64 3:20.49 3:52.89
8. Susumu Tabuse 80 4:26.15 ( 0.79)
27.63 59.16 1:33.70 2:08.17 2:45.88 3:24.87 3:55.87

Women’s 100 Backstroke

1. Hanae Ito 85 29.97 1:01.15 ( 0.61)
2. Reiko Nakamura 82 29.66 1:01.35 ( 0.60)
3. Aya Terakawa 84 29.84 1:01.57 ( 0.54)
4. Masaki Oikawa 84 29.79 1:02.25 ( 0.55)
5. Tomoyo Fukuda 89 30.46 1:02.41 ( 0.64)
6. Kimi Igarashi 84 30.44 1:02.81 ( 0.60)
7. Yuki Takemura 30.67 1:02.96 ( 0.57)
8. Jet lag. Tomoe Abe 83 31.11 1:03.18 ( 0.59)

Men’s 100 Backstroke

1. Tomomi Morita 84 26.43 54.36 ( 0.52)
2. Junichi Miyashita 83 26.49 54.90 ( 0.59)
3. Masafumi Yamaguchi 84 26.86 55.38 ( 0.57)
4. Takashi Nakano 84 27.29 55.81 ( 0.53)
5. Kenta Yamanoi 82 26.99 55.92 ( 0.55)
6. Naoyuki Watanabe 83 27.44 56.06 ( 0.56)
7. Toshifumi Takeuchi 83 27.29 56.29 ( 0.52)
8. Junya Koga 87 27.25 56.58 ( 0.52)

Women’s 200 Butterfly

1. Yuko Nakanishi 81 2:08.28 ( 0.67)
28.97 1:01.81 1:34.85
2. Yurie Yano 88 2:10.11 ( 0.88)
29.67 1:02.67 1:36.42
3. Saori Haruguchi 87 2:11.50 ( 0.84)
29.70 1:02.48 1:36.58
4. Haruka Minamizono 90 2:13.69 ( 0.82)
30.47 1:04.78 1:39.54
5. Mami Iikubo 87 2:14.32 ( 0.83)
30.03 1:04.72 1:40.05
6. Sawami Fujita 84 2:14.58 ( 0.66)
30.15 1:04.66 1:39.43
7. Yu Kikuchi 89 2:15.13 ( 0.82)
30.73 1:04.99 1:40.26
8. Kozue Watanabe 86 2:15.41 ( 0.83)
30.39 1:05.06 1:40.61

Men’s 200mButterfly

1. Takeshi Matsuda 84 1:56.28 ( 0.77)
26.40 56.37 1:26.69
2. Ryuichi Shibata 83 1:56.84 ( 0.65)
26.29 55.52 1:25.24
3. Susumu Muto 84 1:58.07 ( 0.63)
26.54 56.40 1:26.86
4. Ryuhei Sakata 85 1:58.16 ( 0.78)
26.86 56.68 1:27.47
5. Kazuya Kaneda 87 1:58.92 ( 0.60)
26.81 57.21 1:28.12
6. Shota Takamoto 86 1:59.35 ( 0.63)
26.62 56.74 1:28.14
7. Yusuke Aihara 82 2:00.28 ( 0.66)
26.70 56.96 1:27.99
8. Yoshio Yokoyama 84 2:01.22 ( 0.71)
26.52 57.35 1:29.12

Women’s 200 Freestyle

1. Ai Shibata 82 1:59.57 ( 0.86)
28.51 58.75 1:29.29
2. Norie Urabe 86 2:00.88 ( 0.67)
28.19 58.86 1:29.93
3. Haruka Ueda 88 2:01.28 ( 0.91)
29.05 59.68 1:30.61
4. Mai Aoyagi 83 2:03.04 ( 0.75)
28.80 59.67 1:31.65
5. Emi Takanabe 85 2:03.13 ( 0.80)
29.24 1:00.37 1:31.98
6. Kanako Niimaki 84 2:03.37 ( 0.79)
29.39 1:00.65 1:31.87
7. Yukimi Hasegawa 85 2:03.46 ( 0.72)
29.26 1:00.55 1:32.13
8. Maki Mita 83 2:03.87 ( 0.75)
29.32 1:00.54 1:32.48

Men’s 200 Freestyle

1. Yukihiro Okumura 83 1:48.97 ( 0.69)
25.79 53.54 1:21.44
2. Sho Uchida 87 1:49.26 ( 0.69)
26.63 54.27 1:22.22
3. Daisuke Hosokawa 82 1:50.44 ( 0.72)
25.63 54.03 1:22.57
4. Yuji Sakurai 84 1:50.70 ( 0.70)
26.06 54.80 1:23.39
5. Hisato Matsumoto 84 1:50.87 ( 0.72)
26.34 54.41 1:22.89
6. Takamitsu Kojima 81 1:52.36 ( 0.74)
25.92 54.26 1:23.82
7. Yasunori Mononobe 85 1:52.59 ( 0.77)
26.50 54.98 1:24.13
8. Tomokazu Asano 87 1:52.88 ( 0.70)
26.31 54.94 1:24.17

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