Courtesy of WOWSA, Tateyama Hojo Coast, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Yukimi Moriyama won the Japan National Open Water Swimming Championships in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture over Minami Niikura in second and Mia Yamamoto in third. Moriyama and Niikura will represent Japan at the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships.

Women’s Top 10 Results:
1. 森山幸美 2:06:54.2
2. 新倉みなみ 2:07:04.2
3. 山本美杏 2:07:59.1
4. 貴田裕美 2:08:09.4
5. 岡村瞳 2:09:50.3
6. 松下彩花 2:10:08.2
7. 笠原瑠南 2:11:07.9
8. 吉岡理沙 2:12:31.0
9. 加藤はなの 2:13:15.4
10. 福島美里 2:13:34.7

At the 2019 FINA World Championships, Moriyama and Niikura will have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – but Japan receives one country spot in the Olympic final in Odaiba Marine Park as the host nation.

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