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Swimming Team Produces Winners

The 89th Intercollege Swimming Championship was held from September 6th (Fri.) to 8th (Sun.) at Hiroshima Bigwave (Hiroshima City’s comprehensive indoor swimming pool). Although they were last year’s champion, the Chuo University Swimming Team narrowly missed winning the overall championship. However, our school finished a strong 2nd place, overwhelming the 3rd place team with a gap of 78.5 points.

There were also outstanding individual performances by Chuo swimmers. Shinri Shioura (4th-year student in the Faculty of Law) won his event by posting a championships record of 48.56 seconds, just short of a new Japanese record. Yuji Kanno (3rd-year student in the Faculty of Economics) won the men’s 100 meter butterfly. Yet another victory was posted in the men’s 400 meter relay (Miyamoto, Ishibashi, Yano and Shioura).

Many other student-athletes from the Chuo Swimming Team advanced to the finals and placed high in their events. (See the following list of swimmers finishing in the top 10.)

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List of Chuo swimmers finishing in top 10

[Men’s 50 meter freestyle]
1st place 22.09 Shinri Shioura (4th year, Faculty of Law)

[Men’s 100 meter freestyle]
1st place 48.56 Shinri Shioura (4th year, Faculty of Law) *New championships record
3rd place 49.87 Chiaki Ishibashi (4th year, Faculty of Policy Studies)

[Men’s 200 meter freestyle]
3rd place 1:48.56 Chiaki Ishibashi (4th year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
7th place 1:50.44 Jumpei Miyamoto (4th year, Faculty of Law)

[Men’s 400 meter freestyle]
4th place 3:52.28 Yuto Sato (1st year, Faculty of Law)
5th place 3:53.22 Yohei Takiguchi (3rd year, Faculty of Law)
7th place 3:54.26 Shintaro Oka

[Men’s 1,500 meter freestyle]
3rd place 15:09.56 Yuto Sato (1st year, Faculty of Law)
5th place 15:18.06 Yohei Takiguchi (3rd year, Faculty of Law)

[Men’s 100 meter breaststroke]
2nd place 1:01.03 Masaki Niiyama (2nd year, Faculty of Policy Studies)

[Men’s 200 meter breaststroke]
8th place 2:13.76 Masaki Niiyama (2nd year, Faculty of Policy Studies)

[Men’s 100 meter butterfly]
1st place 53.01 Yuji Kanno (3rd year, Faculty of Economics)

[Men’s 200 meter individual medley]
7th place 2:01.88 Takahiro Tsutsum (3rd year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
8th place 2:02.17 Jin Uchida (3rd year, Faculty of Law)

[Men’s 400 meter individual medley]
8th place 4:20.72 Jin Uchida (3rd year, Faculty of Law)

[Men’s 400 meter relay]
1st place 3:18.13
1st swimmer Jumpei Miyamoto (4th year, Faculty of Law)
2nd swimmer Chiaki Ishibashi (4th year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
3rd swimmer Takahiro Yano (3rd year, Faculty of Law)
Anchor Shinri Shioura (4th year, Faculty of Law)
[Men’s 800 meter relay]
2nd place 7:17.55
1st swimmer Chiaki Ishibashi (4th year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
2nd swimmer Shintaro Oka (3rd year, Faculty of Economics)
3rd swimmer Shinri Shioura (4th year, Faculty of Law)
Anchor Jumpei Miyamoto (4th year, Faculty of Law)
[Men’s 400 meter medley relay]
4th place 3:38.80
1st swimmer Tetsuya Iwata (1st year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
2nd swimmer Masaki Niiyama (2nd year, Faculty of Policy Studies)
3rd swimmer Yuji Kanno (3rd year, Faculty of Economics)
Anchor Shinri Shioura (4th year, Faculty of Law)

[Women’s 100 meter butterfly]
6th place 1:00.72 Misako Kuroki (2nd year, Faculty of Letters)

Also, the Chuo University Sports (Newspaper Club) has posted scenes from the championships on its blog. Please visit the blog if you are interested.