The Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) has announced the criteria for qualification for the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Swimmers who have achieved the ‘dispatch III’ time from the organization’s Paris Olympic Selection Criteria will be considered. The federation has specified a maximum roster count of 10 for the qualifiers. Swimmers will be considered across various competitions, including the 2023 Japan Championships, 2023 Japan Open, 2023 World Championships, 2023 World University Games, 2022 (2023) Asian Games, and 2023 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup.
All of these competitions have already taken place, except for the Japan Open, which is scheduled for November 30th through December 3rd. To date, only 3 swimmers have met the qualification times at approved competitions, and 1 swimmer earned a qualification time at a non-qualifying meet.
The swimmers who have met the qualification times so far are Katsuhiro Matsumoto in the men’s 100m fly at the 2022 (2023) Asian Games, Tomoru Honda in the men’s 200m fly at the 2022 (2023) Asian Games, Ageha Tanigawa in the women’s 400m IM at the 2022 (2023) Asian Games, and Reona Aoki in the women’s 100m breast at the 2023 Tokyo Swimming Center Invitational.
After a disappointing showing at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, where Japan placed 17th in the swimming medal table, the country is likely looking for a better performance at the 2024 World Championships. Tomoru Honda won bronze in the men’s 200m fly, and Daiya Seto collected bronze in the men’s 400m IM event.