By Retta Race on SwimSwam
63RD JAPANESE SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 16th & Sunday, October 17th
Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo, Japan
Qualifier for 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships
Entries (in Japanese)
Day 1 Recap
Results (in Japanese)
A Japanese national record went down on day 1 of these Japanese Short Course Championships, with Yuya Hinomoto posting a super quick mark of 55.77 to take the men’s 100m breaststroke.
After establishing himself as the top-seeded swimmer with a morning swim of 56.37, Hinomoto busted out the fastest swim of his life, and the first sub-56 effort of his career, to beat out veteran Olympian Yasuhiro Koseki.
24-year-old Hinomoto of Kindai Club opened his race tonight in 26.26 and brought it home in 29.51 to wrap up his new record, scorching his previous personal best of 58.15 from 2018. His 55.77 dropped well over 2 seconds from that mark in 3 years.
Hinomoto’s result also overtook Koseki’s previous national standard of 56.11. As Koseki’s mark represented the Asian Record, Hinomoto now owns that continental milestone as well.
With his performance here, Hinomoto now ranks as the 5th fastest man ever in the SCM 100 breaststroke event, sitting just less than half a second away from Belarusian Ilya Shymanovich’s World Record of 55.34.
Top 5 Men’s SCM 100 Breaststroke Performers All-Time
Ilya Shymanovich (BLR), 55.34 2020
Adam Peaty (GBR), 55.41 2020
Cameron Van den Burgh (RSA), 55.61 2009
Emri Sakci (TUR), 55.74 2020
Yuya Hinomoto (JPN), 55.77 2021
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