Swim Star Hagino Keeps Chin Up Amid Struggles
Muhammad Rameez 13 days ago Sat 05th June 2021 | 04:54 PM
Japanese swim star Kosuke Hagino insisted Saturday he was not feeling as down about his floundering form "as everyone might think", as he gears up for the Tokyo Olympics
Chiba (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Jun, 2021 ) :Japanese swim star Kosuke Hagino insisted Saturday he was not feeling as down about his floundering form "as everyone might think", as he gears up for the Tokyo Olympics.
" Hagino has opted not to defend his 400 IM title this summer, to concentrate on the 200 IM.
After Saturday's race he insisted his head was in the right place, but also admitted he had much to work on.
"I'm not as down about this as everyone might think I am," he said.
"It was slow overall. My butterfly was slow, my backstroke didn't feel good, and my breaststroke and freestyle weren't good either." Hagino insisted he was "not slacking off", and that he was "giving it everything" in training.
Seto also admitted he had room to improve, after clocking a 200 IM time of 1:59.30 in third place, but he believed time was on his side.
"There's still a big difference between the good performances and the bad," said Seto, who was banned for just over two months at the end of last year as punishment for an extramarital affair.