Japanese swimmer Daiya Seto finished fourth in the men’s 200-meter particular person medley on Friday, missing out on a medal in the only remaining he attained at the Tokyo Video games.
The reigning entire world champion in each the 200 and 400 IM, Seto touched in 1-moment 56.22 seconds, 1.22 behind the gold medalist Wang Shun of China and .05 powering bronze medalist Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland. Britain’s Duncan Scott gained silver.
Daiya Seto of Japan swims in the men’s 200-meter personal medley remaining at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. (Kyodo)
Right after his shock exit in the 400 IM heats and his failure to get to 200 butterfly remaining, this was Seto’s final chance to win a medal and dwell up to the pre-game titles hoopla.
“It was the greatest problem I could get myself in at this moment in time and I feel I gave all I have,” mentioned the 27-calendar year-old, who received bronze in 400 IM at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Game titles. “I have been hoping difficult picturing considerably improved success, but points did not go as I wished.”
His longtime rival Kosuke Hagino, the 26-yr-previous who won 400 IM gold and 200 IM silver in Rio right before a dip in kind observed him quit the pool for a number of months in 2019, completed sixth in 1:57.49.
“So many issues were being flashing back again just before the race,” explained Hagino, who has been competing from Seto considering that their elementary school days. “I have swum in the identical race with Daiya probably much more than double-determine situations and I am happy we obtained to swim alongside one another at the finish at the Tokyo Olympics.”
“It’s possible the tears have dried out yesterday (immediately after the semifinals). The time could possibly have been slow as properly, but I have specified my all and I have no regrets.”
Seto also had kind phrases for his rival whilst promising to bounce back again.
“I couldn’t get the medal at the conclude but at minimum I could improve my time from the semis,” Seto explained. “It truly is a little bit disappointing not to get a medal but I’m happy to have swum together with Kosuke on this aspiration phase and to compete alongside one another.”
“I could not repay many persons with final results…but I am going to test to make a person at some level in the upcoming and make certain I have a career I can look again on positively.”
In the men’s 200 backstroke, Ryosuke Irie, the silver medalist in the celebration at the 2012 London Online games when he also received bronze in the 100 backstroke, concluded seventh in 1:57.32. Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee gained in an Olympic file 1:53.27, chased household by American Ryan Murphy and Briton Luke Greenbank.
“I have taken portion in the game titles because 2008 and I’m happy to get the taste of this stage (in Tokyo) with my fourth time,” the 31-calendar year-old Irie explained.
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa gained the women’s 200 breaststroke in a planet file 2:18.95 time, slashing .16 second off the earlier ideal. American Lilly King completed in the silver posture, virtually a next driving, with fellow U.S. athlete Annie Lazor taking bronze.
Australian Emma McKeon claimed the 100 freestyle in an Olympic file 51.96 seconds, her second gold and fourth medal of the online games over-all. Siobhan Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong gained silver and Cate Campbell created it an Australia 1-3 by earning bronze.