While match 1 of season 2 of the International Swimming League( ISL) violences on in Budapest, Hungary, the Tokyo Frog Kings have finally cemented their 36 -person roster.
With a bye for week 1 of this year’s ISL competition, the Kosuke Kitajima-led squad had time to quickly replace one of their would-be powerhouse players in Daiya Seto.
As we’ve reported, Seto is unable to compete in the ISL, or any converges overseas for that are important, as a fallout make of his extramarital thing deemed an morals code misdemeanour by the Japanese Swimming Federation( JASF ). You can speak the background on Seto’s situation here .
With the Tokyo Frog Kings’ first parallel on the horizon for October 24 th& 25 th, Asian media is reporting that World Junior Championships medalist Tomoru Honda is likely to be replacing Seto on the roster.
18-year-old Honda is no stranger to the spotlight, albeit more prolific on the junior route. He made copper in the LCM 200 fly at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships and follows from this that up with silver in the same event at last year’s World Junior Championships.
Prior to today, the Nihon University swimmer owned a lifetime best 200 fly occasion of 1:53.45 in short route rhythms from the 2019 Japan Short Course Championships. The teenage is actually competing this weekend domestically at the Japan Short Course Championships, making silver-tongued in the SCM 200 fly in a time of 1:52.75. So the roster announcement has already resulted in a big time drop in his baby event.
In long trend, Honda bombed a stellar 1:55.76 to wrap up 200 m fly amber at the 2020 Japan Student Championships earlier this month.
Honda has IM capabilities as well, owning a LCM 400 m IM personal best of 4: 13.31 from earlier this month to rank as Japan’s 6th fastest musician all-time in the event.
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