Saturday, August 29, 2015

'Japanese Government Confirm New Tokyo Olympic Stadium Plans - With January 2020 as Target Completion Date'

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1029669/japanese-government-confirm-new-tokyo-stadium-plans-with-january-2020-target-completion-date

Beijing World Championships Day Eight - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/29/15
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Men's 50 km Race Walk
1. Matej Toth (Slovakia) - 3:40:32
2. Jared Tallent (Australia) - 3:42.17
3. Takayuki Tanii (Japan) - 3:42:55
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4. Hirooki Arai (Japan) - 3:43:44
34. Yuki Yamazaki (Japan) - 4:03:54

Masters Women 400 m
1. Sarah Louise Read Cayton (Great Britain) - 1:00.05
2. Virginia Corinne Mitchell (Great Britain) - 1:00.81
3. Elizabeth Gail Wilson (New Zealand) - 1:02.54
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7. Yukiko Usui (Japan) - 1:05.34

Men's 4x100 m Relay Heat 1
1. U.S.A. - 37.91 - Q
2. Great Britain - 38.20 - Q
3. Germany - 38.57 - Q
4. Japan - 38.60

Women's 4x400 m Relay Heat 2
1. U.S.A. - 3:23.05 - Q
2. Great Britain - 3:23.90 - Q
3. France - 3:24.86 - Q
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7. Japan - 3:28.91 - NR

Men's 4x400 m Relay Heat 1
1. Great Britain - 2:59.05 - Q
2. Belgium - 2:59.28 - Q
3. France - 2:59.42 - Q
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7. Japan - 3:02.97

Men's Decathlon
1. Ashton Eaton (U.S.A.) - 9045 - WR
2. Damian Warner (Canada) - 8695 - NR
3. Rico Freimuth (Germany) - 8561 - PB
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16. Akihiko Nakamura (Japan) - 7745
20. Keisuke Ushiro (Japan) - 7532

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beijing World Championships Day Seven - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/28/15
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Women's 20 km Race Walk
1. Hong Liu (China) - 1:27:45
2. Xiuzhi Lu (China) - 1:27:45
3. Lyudmyla Olyanovska (Ukraine) - 1:28:13
4. Ana Cabecinha (Portugal) - 1:29:29
5. Antonella Palmisano (Italy) - 1:29:34
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25. Kumiko Okada (Japan) - 1:34:56

Men's High Jump Qualification Group A
1. Derek Drouin (Canada) - 2.31 m - Q
2. Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) - 2.31 m - Q
3. Brandon Starc (Australia) - 2.13 m - PB - Q
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15. Naoto Tobe (Japan) - 2.26 m
16. Takashi Eto (Japan) - 2.22 m

Men's High Jump Qualification Group B
1. Guowei Zhang (China) - 2.31 m - Q
2. Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) - 2.31 m - Q
3. Dimitrios Chondrokoukis (Cyprus) - 2.31 m - Q
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16. Yuji Hiramatsu (Japan) - 2.17 m

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Britney Borman (U.S.A.) - 64.22 m - Q
2. Christina Obergfull (Germany) - 64.10 m - Q
3. Sunette Vilioen (South Africa) - 63.93 m - Q
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9. Yuki Ebihara (Japan) - 60.30 m - Q

Men's Decathlon - Day One Point Total
1. Ashton Eaton (U.S.A.) - 4703
2. Damian Warner (Canada) - 4530
3. Rico Freimuth (Germany) - 44:06
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22. Akihiko Nakamura (Japan) - 4030
26. Keisuke Ushiro (Japan) - 3766

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sani Brown's Semifinal Pulls in 25.5% Viewership Ratings, Highest So Far at Beijing World Championships

http://news.biglobe.ne.jp/entertainment/0827/mnn_150827_4806869453.html
http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/08/26/220/
http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2015/08/24/379/

translated and edited by Brett Larner

At 9:39 p.m. on Aug. 26 during the TBS network's exclusive live broadcast of the Beijing World Championships, the men's 200 m Semifinal 2 featuring Japan's 16-year-old Abdul Hakim Sani Brown recorded an instantaneous viewership rating of 25.5%, the highest so far during these World Championships.  The high ratings continued during Semifinal 3, Japan's Kei Takase and Kenji Fujimitsu pulling in ratings of 24.5% at 9:47 p.m.  For comparison, Sani Brown's opening heat on Aug. 25 where he placed 2nd generated 23.1% viewership ratings, with world record holder Usain Bolt's 200 m heat attracting only 19.9% ratings.  Bolt's 100 m title defense over rival Justin Gatlin on Aug. 23 scored 24.2% viewership ratings.

Average ratings for the men's 200 m semifinals program window on Aug. 26 from 9:10 p.m. to 10:34 p.m. were 18.5%.  During the preceding 7:00 p.m. - 9:09 p.m. program window which included Japan's Ryohei Arai in the men's javelin final and Chisato Fukushima in the women's 200 m heats average viewership ratings were 13.7%, indicating the high level of attention the Beijing World Championships are receiving.  Ratings were determined by Video Research Inc.

Beijing World Championships Day Six - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/27/15
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Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 15:20.82 - Q
2. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:20.94 - Q
3. Mimi Belete (Bahrain) - 15:20.94 - Q
4. Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) - 15:21.03 - Q
5. Susan Kuijken (Netherlands) - 15:25.67 - Q
6. Misaki Onishi (Japan) - 15:33.84 - q
7. Stephanie Twell (Great Britain) - 15:34.72 - q
8. Nicole Tully (U.S.A.) - 15:41.03 - q

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 15:09.40 - Q
2. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 15:14.57 - Q
3. Viola Jelegat Kibiwot (Kenya) - 15:15.27 - Q
4. Janet Kisa (Kenya) - 15:26.49 - Q
5. Eloise Wellings (Australia) - 15:26.67 - Q
6. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan) - 15:28.18 - q
7. Jennifer Wenth (Austria) - 15:43.57 - q
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11. Azusa Sumi (Japan) - 16:13.65

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beijing World Championships Day Five - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/26/15
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Men's 200 m Semifinal 2 -0.2 m/s
1. Justin Gatlin (U.S.A.) - 19.87 - Q
2. Alonso Edward (Panama) - 20.02 - Q
3. Femi Ogunode (Qatar) - 20.05 - NR - q
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5. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) - 20.47

Men's 200 m Semifinal 3 +0.8 m/s
1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 19.95 - Q
2. Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) - 20.01 - Q
3. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.10 - q
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7. Kenji Fujimitsu (Japan) - 20.34
8. Kei Takase (Japan) - 20.64

Women's 200 m Heat 5 +0.1 m/s
1. Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) - 22.79 - Q
2. Semoy Hackett (Trinidad and Tobago) - 22.89 - Q
3. Margaret Adeoye (Great Britain) - 23.10 - Q
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5. Chisato Fukushima (Japan) - 23.30

Men's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) - 13:45.00 - Q
2. Ben True (U.S.A.) - 13:45.09 - Q
3. Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) - 13:45.28 - Q
4. Tom Farrell (Great Britain) - 13:45.29 - Q
5. Imane Merga (Ethiopia) - 13:45.41 - Q
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7. Suguru Osako (Japan) - 13:45.82

Men's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) - 13:19.38 - Q
2. Mo Farah (Great Britain) - 13:19.44 - Q
3. Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) - 13:19.58 - Q
4. Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) - 13:19.58 - Q
5. Albert Kibichii Rop (Bahrain) - 13:19.61 - Q
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17. Kota Murayama (Japan) - 14:07.11

Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Julius Yego (Kenya) - 92.72 m
2. Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) - 88.99 m
3. Tero Pitkamaki (Finland) - 87.64 m
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9. Ryohei Arai (Japan) - 83.07 m

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beijing World Championships Day Four - Japanese Results

Bejing, China, 8/25/15
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Men's 200 m Heat 1 -0.3 m/s
1. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.01 - NR - Q
2. Kenji Fujimitsu (Japan) - 20.28 - Q
3. Reynier Mena (Cuba) - 20.37 - Q

Men's 200 m Heat 2 -0.2 m/s
1. Alonso Edward (Panama) - 20.11 - Q
2. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) - 20.22 - Q
3. Christophe Lemaitre (France) - 20.29 - Q
4. Kei Takase (Japan) - 20.33 - q

Men's 200 m Heat 4
1. Justin Gatlin (U.S.A.) - 20.19 - Q
2. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) - 20.35 - Q
3. Nickel Ashmeade (Jamaica) - 20.40 - Q

Monday, August 24, 2015

Beijing World Championships Day Three - Japanese Results

Bejing, China, 8/24/15
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Women's 100 m Semifinal 2 +0.9 m/s
1. Tori Bowie (U.S.A.) - 10.87 - Q
2. Kelly-Ann Baptiste (Trinidad and Tobago) - 10.90 - Q
3. Natasha Morrison (Jamaica) - 10.96 - PB - q
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7. Chisato Fukushima (Japan) - 11.32

Women's 10000 m
1. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) - 31:41.31
2. Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) - 31:41.77
3. Emily Infeld (U.S.A.) - 31:43.49
4. Molly Huddle (U.S.A.) - 31:43.58
5. Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) - 31:44.42
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13. Kasumi Nishihara (Japan) - 32:12.95
20. Yuka Takashima (Japan) - 32:27.79
22. Rei Ohara (Japan) - 32:47.74

Men's Long Jump Qualification Group A
1. Jianan Wang (China) - 8.12 m +0.4 m/s - q
2. Kafetien Gomis (France) - 8.09 m +0.9 m/s - q
3. Aleksandr Menkov (Russia) - 8.08 m +0.4 m/s - q
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5. Yohei Sugai (Japan) - 7.92 m -0.6 m/s

Men's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Ryohei Arai (Japan) - 84.66 m - Q
2. Braian Toledo (Argentina) - 83.32 - NR - Q
3. Thomas Rohler (Germany) - 83.32 m - Q