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Japan Open: Yui Ohashi Swims 4:35 400 IM; Irie Swims Season Best in 100 Back

The second day of the 2021 Japan Open concluded Friday with many of Japan’s Olympians getting some fine-tuning racing in before the Olympic Games swimming start in 50 days. 400 IM gold medal favorite Yui Ohashi swam a solid 4:35.92 in winning that event on Friday at the Chiba International General Swimming Center at the Japan Open. Ohashi is ranked second globally among swimmers that have qualified for the Olympic Games as she was a 4:35.14 already this year and will be the gold medal favorite come the Games in seven weeks. Ohashi had the fastest time in the world last year in short course meters in both the 200 and 400 IM and will enter the home Olympics as a gold medal favorite. She won ahead of 15-year-old Mio Narita (4:40.88) who broke the national junior record. She won ahead of Ageha Tanigawa (4:41.21) who will be Japan’s second swimmer in this event at the Games.
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Yui Ohashi Nails Down Olympic Bid as Japanese Trials Open With Fast Times

Yui Ohashi Nails Down Olympic Bid as Japanese Trials Open With Fast Times. Japan started its official push toward this summer’s Olympics on Saturday, with three athletes earning tickets to the Tokyo Games. While Daiya Seto was already qualified in the individual medley events, based on his status as the reigning world champion, he was joined on his country’s Olympic roster by Yui Ohashi, Ageha Tanigawa and Yuki Ikari.
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Yui Ohashi Hits 4:36 400 IM at Japan Open

The 2021 Japan Open continued Friday from the Tokyo Olympic Aquatic Center with some solid February swims out of Japan’s best swimmers. This meet has marked the return of multi-World champ Daiya Seto from suspension as he won the 400 IM on day one. In the women’s 400 IM on day two, Worlds medalist Yui Ohashi won with a 4:36.27 ahead of Sakiko Shimizu (4:38.68).
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