Y. Ohashi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Japanese swimmer Y. Ohashi excels in the individual medley events. In the women’s 200-meter individual medley competition at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

She set a new national record and finished in second place, becoming the first Japanese woman to break the 2:08 barrier.

Yui Ohashi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Y. Ohashi has now met the requirements to compete for Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

She took first place in the women’s 400-meter individual medley to earn Japan its second gold medal of the upcoming Summer Olympics.

In addition, she triumphed in the women’s 200-meter individual medley, in which she also took first place.

Y. Ohashi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Y. Ohashi Wins Women’s 400-Meter Individual Medley

The Japanese swimmer won in a time of 4:32:08. The United States’ Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger took second and third, respectively.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic swimming competition got off to a bad start when Y. Ohashi of Japan won the 400-meter individual medley in 4 minutes, 32.08 seconds.

Y. Ohashi displayed water dominance, taking the lead early and holding off the United States’ Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger.

Y. Ohashi, the current national record holder in the 400-meter individual relay, has overcome many obstacles in her career.

Including a diagnosis of anaemia in 2015, which severely hampered her swimming.

She hit what she called “rock bottom” when she was left out of the Olympic team for Rio 2016.

But she has now triumphed at the highest level of her sport by winning gold in her home country’s Olympic competition.

Y. Ohashi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Y. Ohashi Wins Women’s 200m Individual Medley

Unknown Japanese swimmer Y. Ohashi won the women’s 200-meter individual medley at the Olympics on Wednesday, adding to her earlier victory in the 400-meter medley to give her a Tokyo double.

Y. Ohashi finished first in 2 minutes, 8.52 seconds thanks to a powerful final freestyle leg.

Alex Walsh came in second in 2 minutes, 8.65 seconds, and fellow American Kate Douglass came in third in 2 minutes, 9.04 seconds.

Y. Ohashi, who just won the 400-meter medley, said that the overwhelming enthusiasm of the locals was a major factor in her victory. On Wednesday, she once again drew upon it.

She was in second place after the butterfly and backstroke legs, behind the race’s early pace setter Yu Yiting.

But she timed her powerful breaststroke swim and strong finish perfectly.

Conclusion

The 25-year-old Japanese IMer is known for wearing socks with the image of Hikonyan, the mystical white cat that serves as the city mascot.

Y. Ohashi gave her country a reason to be proud on Sunday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Y. Ohashi was the third seed coming out of preliminaries for the women’s 400 IM, but she won the event decisively in a time of 4:32.08.

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