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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 10 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Ten HighlightsLondon, England, 7/23/17
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Women's 100 m T53 Final(-1.3 m/s)
1. Samantha Kinghorn (Great Britain) - 16.65
2. Angela Ballard (Australia) - 16.84
3. Hongzhuan Zhou (China) - 16.92
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8. Keiko Konishi (Japan) - 18.59

Women's 400 m T47 Final
1. Lu Li (China) - 57.23 - PB
2. Anrune Liebenberg (South Africa) - 58.09
3. Sae Tsuji (Japan) - 1:00.67

Women's 800 m T20 Final
1. Bernadett Biacsi (Hungary) - 2:20.51 - MR
2. Anju Furuya (Japan) - 2:21.37 - AR
3. Muhsine Gezer (Turkey) - 2:22.94 - PB
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5. Moeko Yamamoto (Japan) - 2:30.52

Women's 800 m T53 Final
1. Hongzhuan Zhou (China) - 1:54.72
2. Madison de Rozario (Australia) - 1:54.88
3. Chelsea McClammer (U.S.A.) - 1:55.01
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8. Kazumi Nakayama (Japan) - 1:58.70

Men's 5000 m T20 Final
1. Cristiano Pereira (Portugal) - 14:29.80 - CR
2. Michael Brannigan (U.S.A.) - 14:39.87
3. Pavlo Voluikevych (Ukraine) - 15:01.59
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4. Daisuke Nakagaw…
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Hayakawa and Ichiyama Win Shibetsu Half

2nd in 2015 and 3rd last year, Tsubasa Hayakawa (Toyota) finally succeeded in scoring 1st at the Shibetsu Half Marathon, outrunning 2013-14 winner Masato Imai (Toyota Kyushu) by 6 seconds to win in 1:03:38. Hayakawa pushed it from the early stages of the race, Imai the only one to try to stay with him but ultimately losing touch. 2016 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon winner Melaku Abera (Kurosaki Harima) was 3rd in 1:03:51.

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The women's field was split between two distances, 10 km and half marathon. Kanako Takemoto (Daihatsu) won the 10 km in 34:27 by a margin of almost 10 seconds over an Otsuka Seiyaku trio led by Ayaka Inoue. 2017 National Cross-Country champion and last year's 10 km runner-up Mao Ichiyama (Wacoal) took the top spot in the half marathon, outrunning teammate and national record holder Kayoko Fukushi and others to win in 1:14:01. Fukushi finished 4th in 1:15:41 behind last ye…

'$500,000 USD Prized Asian Premier Marathon Series 2017-18 Launched in Beijing'

http://athleticsasia.org/index.php/k2-component/143-500-000-usd-prized-asian-premier-marathon-series-2017-18-launched-in-beijing

A very interesting World Marathon Majors-style development with prize money only for Asian athletes. Equally interesting is the absence of a Japanese race in the series. Japanese marathoners would dominate the series if they ran its three component races, their only real current competition in Asia coming from East African-born Bahraini athletes.

Summary of Japanese Results on Day 9 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Nine HighlightsLondon, England, 7/22/17
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Women's 100 m T38 Final
1. Sophie Hahn (Great Britain) - 12.44 - WR
2. Kadeena Cox (Great Britain) - 13.07
3. Lindy Ave (Germany) - 13.16 - PB
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8. Yuka Takamatsu (Japan) - 14.32 - PB

Men's 800 m T20 Final
1. Michael Brannigan (U.S.A.) - 1:54.24
2. Deliber Rodriguez Ramirez (Spain) - 1:55.23 - PB
3. Sylwester Jaciuk (Poland) - 1:56.92 - PB
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4. Yuki Uemura (Japan) - 1:59.64
8. Yusuke Yamanouchi (Japan) - 2:07.61

Men's 1500 m T37 Final
1. Michael McKillop (Ireland) - 4:36.38
2. Liam Stanley (Canada) - 4.37.96
3. Madjid Djemai (Algeria) - 4:41.93
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6. Takafumi Igusa (Japan) - 4:48.51

Men's High Jump T44 Final
1. Maciej Lepiato (Poland) - 2.14 m
2. Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Great Britain) - 2.08 m
3. Toru Suzuki (Japan) - 2.01 m

Women's Shot Put F36 Final
1. Qing Wu (China) - 9.69 m
2. Juliane Mogge (Germany) - 9.44 m
3. Mariko Fujita (Japan) - 6.37 m

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Kawauchi Named Captain of Japanese National Team for London World Championships

At a JAAF event at the British Embassy in Tokyo on July 21, marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (30, Saitama Pref. Gov't) was named men's captain of the Japanese national team for next month's London World Championships. Javelin throw national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) was chosen as women's captain.

In a wide-ranging and impassioned speech 4 minutes and 20 seconds long, Kawauchi stoked the team's morale as he told attendees, "I think that there are athletes here today who look at London as just a checkpoint along the way to the Tokyo Olympics. But as a representative of Japan it is not enough just to be there competing. I feel it strongly. You must produce results at this event, the London World Championships. This is the task assigned to each and every one of us. It is critical that we work seriously to achieve our goals. The Japanese people want nothing less. What can we as athletes do for them? More than just wearing the uniform, each of us mus…

Summary of Japanese Results on Day 8 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Eight HighlightsLondon, England, 7/21/17
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Women's 400 m T38 Final
1. Kadeena Cox (Great Britain) - 1:02.87
2. Yuka Takamatsu (Japan) - 1:08.32 - PB
3. Torita Blake (Australia) - 1:09.24

Men's 800 m T54 Final
1. Marcel Hug (Switzerland) - 1:38.40
2. Yang Liu (China) - 1:38.69
3. Yassine Gharbi (Tunisia) - 1:38.82
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5. Tomoki Suzuki (Japan) - 1:39.64

Men's Long Jump T37 Final
1. Guangxu Shang (China) - 6.58 m - CR
2. Mateus Evangelista Cardoso (Brazil) - 6.10 m
3. Vladyslav Zahrebelnyi (Ukraine) - 5.95 m - PB
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7. Nozomu Detohata (Japan) - 5.60 m

Women's Shot Put F44 Final
1. Frederike Koleiski (Germany) - 11.53 m
2. Yuan Yao (China) - 11.48 m
3. Yue Yang (China) - 11.32 m
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8. Fumiko Takado (Japan) - 7.65 m

Men's Shot Put F53 Final
1. Hemami Mokhtari (Iran) - 8.35 m - AR
2. Scot Severn (U.S.A.) - 8.13 m
3. Asadollah Azimi (Iran) - 7.96 m
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6. Toshie Oi (Japan) - 6.46 m

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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 7 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Seven HighlightsLondon, England, 7/20/17
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Women's 400 m T34 Final
1. Hannah Cockroft (Great Britain) - 58.29 - CR
2. Alexa Halko (U.S.A.) - 59.93 - AR
3. Kara Adenegan (Great Britain) - 1:02.94
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5. Haruka Kitaura (Japan) - 1:12.30

Women's Long Jump T11 Final
1. Arjola Dedaj (Italy) - 4.65 m (+0.4 m/s)
2. Chiaki Takada (Japan) - 4.49 m (-0.4 m/s) - PB
3. Huimin Zhong (China) - 4.44 m (-0.6 m/s) - PB

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