Takeshi Matsuda and Haruka Ueda dominate swimming events – Tatsumi International Pool
Takeshi Matsuda and Haruka Ueda dominated the swimming events on third day of the Tatsumi International Pool in Tokyo, Japan.
Matsuda remained dominant over his competitors in the Men’s 200m freestyle final, where he touched the wall in a time of 1 minute and 45.96 seconds for gold medal.
His gold winning effort remained almost two seconds behind Yuuki Kobori, who snared silver medal of the discipline by completing his race in a time of 1 minute and 47.71 seconds. Syo Sotodate emerged as the third fastest swimmer and captured bronze medal
of the discipline by posting a time of 1 minute and 48.15 seconds.
In the meantime, Ueda conquered the top position of Women’s 200m freestyle, where she served notice of her talent by clocking a time of 1 minute and 57.41 seconds. The champion was followed by Hanae Itou, who remained almost one second behind and settled
on the wall as second position holder by posting a time of 1 minute and 58.13 seconds.
The third spot of the event was trailed by Yayoi Matsumoto, who claimed bronze medal of the discipline with the timing of 1 minute and 59.44 seconds.
Subsequently, Satomi Suzuki seized the crown of Women’s 100m breaststroke. Suzuki remained considerably ahead of her following swimmer and occupied gold medal of the event with the timing of 1 minute and 06.80 seconds.
She was followed by Mina Matsushima, who served notice of her talent and claimed silver medal by touching the wall with the timing of 1 minute and 07.54 seconds. Fumiko Kawanabe stayed just an inch behind her and reached the victory stand for bronze medal
by clocking a time of 1 minute and 07.56 seconds.
Afterwards, Irie Ryosuke won gold medal of Men’s 100m backstroke as he posted 52.91 seconds. He was followed by Junya Koga, who finished second by posting a time of 54.14 seconds.
The silver medallist was chased by Yuuki Shirai, who captured bronze medal of the discipline by hitting the wall with the timing of 54.22 seconds.
Furthermore, winners were awarded accolades for their notable efforts after the session.