Stepping into the things that nobody tries.
In April, 2016. The 92nd National Swimming Championships was held at the Tokyo TATSUMI International Swimming Center. As Masaki had been in the 200m backstroke and 50m left. He got the fourth at the time of making the 150m turn and caught the second immediately by his powerful vassallo kick. At a moment, Masaki passed the first swimmer Irie and finished second. He captured representative of national team member of Rio 2016 admirably.In that race, his section record between 150m and 165m was 6.94 seconds. There are few swimmers they can make a record under 7 seconds at that last vassallo time in the world. Keeping the high performance until a result is clear. This is the one of his strengths."Stepping into the things that nobody tries. This is Masaki's attraction," Yasuo Sengoku, head coach of swimming team at University of Tsukuba, said."For instance, when we were looking for the practicing method for vassallo, we knew that a coach he was training American top swimmer said 'Kick anyway six times every turn after diving into the pool.' The technique does not matter. I told Masaki that, and he said 'So I'll do that eighth times.' After that, He was kicking eighth times definitely at any time. It should be so hard because he was doing that for hours whole the training. He finds out the next objective himself to be better after one objective is clear. He tries with the curiosity about everything to be stronger even when he should be exhausted. His attitude and the way of thinking are much more advanced."