Three National Records Fall on Day One of Japanese Short Course Champs

By Takahisa Ide and Hideki Moziuchi

TOKYO, April 1. THREE Japanese national records fell on the first day of competition at the Japanese National Short Course Championships, held at the Tatsumi International Swimming Pool.

In the 200 meter backstroke, both the women's and men's marks were erased. Olympian Tomoko Hagiwara destroyed a strong field and won by over four seconds, clocking 2:05.10 to set the women's mark. Naoya Sonoda had a tougher time in winning, but he managed to set the men's record at 1:55.01.

Tomoko Nagai established a swift new record in the women's 100m freestyle, touching in 54.35 seconds.

Japan Short Course National Championships
Tatsumi International Swimming Pool

24 meter course

April 1 – 3, 2002

RESULTS
April 1: Day 1 Finals

Women's 200m Backstroke
1. Tomoko Hagiwara 2.05.10 (Japanese Record)
2. Noriko Inada 2.09.11
3. Toshie Abe 2.09.50
4. Miki Takei 2.10.65
5. Masaki Oikawa 2.11.01
6. Tomomi Yagasaki 2.11.92
7. Misa Kamezaki 2.12.25
8. Chiaki Kawashima 2.12.73

Men's 200m Backstroke
1. Naoya Sonoda 1.55.01 (Japanese Record)
2. Haruki Takeuchi 1.56.27
3. Tomoaki Giga 1.56.40
4. Yuki Takeuchi 1.57.08
5. Tsuyoshi Kitashita 1.57.11
6. Kenta Yamanoi 1.57.68
7. Takashi Nakano 1.58.11
8. Toshifumi Takeuchi 1.59.45

Women's 100m Freestyle
1. Tomoko Nagai 54.35 (Japanese Record)
2. Norie Urabe 55.34
3. Kaori Yamada 55.44
4. Yu Iwasaki 55.78
5. Mai Aoyagi 55.88
6. Natsumi Mizuochi 55.98
7. Hiromi Takeuchi 56.40
8. Shiori Sato 57.43

Men's 100m Freestyle
1. Hiroaki Akebe 49.29
2. Tomohiro Okuno 49.46
3. Daisuke Hosokawa 49.57
4. Ken Yamamuro 49.87
5. Yosuke Ichikawa 50.02
6. Toru Awano 50.03
7. Naoki Nakura 50.19
8. Yoshinori Asagi 50.58

Women's 50m Breast
1. Sanae Nawata 31.45
2. Ryoko Maruyama 31.54
3. Reina Miyazaki 31.90
4. Sayaka Nakamura 32.19
5. Yuki Hayashi 32.45
6. Yoshimi Miwa 32.55
7. Kahori Sato 32.57
8. Yuko Sakaguchi 32.58

Men's 50m Breast
1. Yoshihisa Yamaguchi 28.13
2. Toshiki Saito 28.49
3. Hideaki Togo 28.51
4. Mitsuhiro Maru 28.69
5. Satoru Tanaka 28.80
6. Mitsuhiro Yoshida 28.82
7. Dai Ikeda 28.97
8. Takehiko Mizuta 29.03

Women's 50m Butterfly
1. Kozue Watanabe 26.87
2. Haruna Kawasaki 27.37
3. Ayako Doi 27.61
4. Yuka Kato 27.63
5. Yuki Miyatake 27.72
6. Asami Kosuge 28.11
7. Yukiko Osada 28.12
8. Mayu Murakami 28.52

Men's 50m Butterfly
1. Kohei Kawamoto 23.64
2. Ryo Takayasu 23.83
3. Tsuyoshi Takeda 24.02
4. Yasutake Takamatsu 24.29
5. Hajime Itoi 24.62
6. Satoshi Wakimori 24.72
7. Hidemasa Sano 24.75
8. Akio Kusano 24.82

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