Topics Nov 05, 2017
KOSUKE KITAJIMA CUP 2017 (10th Tokyo Metropolitan Swimming Championships) was held at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Pool. Over 670 swimmers, including National Team representatives for Rio Olympic Games, performed highly competitive and exciting races. On the first day of the meet, Rikako Ikee (Renaissance Kameido), broke the Japanese National Record as well as the National High School Record. In addition, Ippei Watanabe (Waseda University) broke the World Record for 200m breast stroke, adding complement for the lively night.
From the top: Watanabe, Ikee, Makino, and Imai
PC: Junya Nishigawa
Some of the new records set during the championships
Ippei Watanabe (Waseda University) 200m BR 2:06.67 (World Record)
Rikako Ikee (Renaissance Kameido) 200m FR 1:56.33 (Japanese National Record)
Rikako Ikee (Renaissance Kameido) 200m IM 2:09.98(National HS Record)
Hiroko Makino (Tokyo Dome) 400m IM 4:36.61 (National HS Record)
Runa Imai (Coca Cola) 200m IM 2:10.41 (National HS Record)
Riki Nakajima (Renaissance Ryogoku) 50m BK 29.72 (National Elementary Record)
Ryota Yamaguchi (Central Meguro) 50m FR 26.55 (National Elementary Tie Record)
KOSUKE KITAJIMA CUP, presented to the most outstanding swimmer, was awarded to Ippei Watanabe, who broke the national record, and Rikako Ikee, who broke the Japanese National record, from the Chairman of the event, Kosuke Kitajima.