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List of Japanese Athletes Qualified for 2017 London World Championships



It's 50 days to go to the 2017 London World Championships and just over a week out from the 101st Japanese National Track and Field Championships in Osaka where the country's best will be trying to earn places on the London team. Athletes will have the chance to chase standards in the weeks after Nationals, but excluding the marathon, walks and combined events, all of which are held separately from the National Championships, the following is a list of Japanese athletes already holding valid qualifying marks for London.

Things are looking very thin right now, with only the men's 100 m, women's 5000 m and women's 10000 m currently capable of fielding complete contingents, although at least the men's 200 m, men's pole vault and conceivably the men's 10000 m could join that short list. With sixteen women currently holding the London standard the women's 10000 m looks to be the toughest to make even if marathon squad members Yuka Ando (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) and Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) don't run.

Men

100 m - 10.12

Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 10.04 +1.4 m/s
Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 10.06 +1.3 m/s
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 10.08 +1.9 m/s
Shuhei Tada (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) - 10.08 +1.9 m/s
Aska Cambridge (Nike) - 10.12 +1.9 m/s

200 m - 20:44

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 20.41 +0.9 m/s

10000 m - 27:45.00

Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 27:44.39

400 m Hurdles - 49.35

Takatoshi Abe (Descente TC) - 49.20

High Jump - 2.30 m

Takashi Eto (Ajinomoto) - 2.30 m

Pole Vault - 5.70 m

Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.71 m
Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) - 5.70 m

Triple Jump - 16.80 m

Ryoma Yamamoto (Juntendo Univ.) - 16.87 m +1.8 m/s

Women

5000 m - 15:22.00

Tomoka Kimura (Universal Entertainment) - 15:18.08
Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:19.91
Kaori Morita (Panasonic) - 15:21.31

10000 m - 32:15.00

Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 31:18.16
Hanami Sekine (Japan Post) - 31:22.92
Yuka Takashima (Shiseido) - 31:33.33
Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 31:38.80
Hisami Ishii (Yamada Denki) - 31:48.24
Mao Ichiyama (Wacoal) - 31:49.01
Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 31:55.26
Moeno Nakamura (Universal Entertainment) - 31:57.92
Yuki Munehisa (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 31:58.46
Yuka Ando (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 31:58.71
Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 31:59.12
Misaki Kato (Kyudenko) - 31:59.72
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:05.05
Ai Inoue (Noritz) - 32:07.56
Kasumi Nishihara (Yamada Denki) - 32:07.77
Kanayo Miyata (Yutaka Giken) - 32:14.40

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