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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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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 6 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Six HighlightsLondon, England, 7/19/17
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Women's 100 m T52 Final (-0.2 m/s)
1. Teruyo Tanaka (Japan) - 23.09
2. Yuka Kiyama (Japan) - 25.17
3. Norsilawati Sa'at (Singapore) - 26.78

Women's 400 m T13 Final
1. Leilia Adzhametova (Ukraine) - 56.56 m - PB
2. Sanea Benhama (Morocco) - 56.66 m - PB
3. Carolina Duarte (Portugal) - 57.52 m - PB
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6. Mana Sasaki (Japan) - 1:00.17 - AR

Women's 400 m T53 Final
1. Hongchuan Zhou (China) - 55.22 - CR
2. Chelsea McClammer (U.S.A.) - 55.50
3. Samantha Kinghorn (Great Britain) - 56.71
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6. Kazumi Nakayama (Japan) - 1:00.62

Men'x 4x400 m Relay T53/54 Final
1. Japan 3:15.93

Men's Long Jump T47 Final
1. Hao Wang (China) - 7.18 m (-0.9 m/s)
2. Arnaud Assoumani (France) - 7.13 m (-0.7 m/s)
3. Tobi Fawehinmi (U.S.A.) - 7.03 m (-1.3 m/s)
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5. Hajimu Ashida (Japan) - 6.40 m (-0.7 m/s)

Men's Javelin Throw F37 Final
1. Dmitrijs Silovs (Latvia) - 55.89 m - MR

Additions to Japanese National Team for London World Championships

The JAAF has made a series of announcements over the last week confirming additions to its small team for next month's London World Championships. Along with previously announced rosters for track and field events, combined events and road events, the following athletes have been added to the Japanese team. Relay members are pending IAAF confirmation. The final complete team roster is expected next week.

Men's 400 m Hurdles
Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 49.33
Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 49.35

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 8:29.05

Men's 4 x 400 m Relay
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.76
Kosuke Horii (Sumitomo Denko) - 45.88

Women's Javelin Throw
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 61.95 m

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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 5 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Five HighlightsLondon, England, 7/18/17
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Women's 100 m T47 Final(-0.2 m/s)
1. Deja Young (U.S.A.) - 12.39
2. Alicja Fiodorow (Poland) - 12.61
3. Lu Li (China) - 12.62 - PB
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7. Sae Tsuji (Japan) - 13.23

Men's 200 m T54 Final(-0.4 m/s)
1. Yassine Gharbi (Tunisia) - 24.86 - MR
2. Kenny van Weeghel (Netherlands) - 24.92
3. Leo Pekka Tahti (Finland) - 25.05
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8. Yuki Nishi (Japan) - 26.27

Men's 400 m T52 Final
1. Tomoki Sato (Japan) - 56.78 - MR
2. Raymond Martin (U.S.A.) - 57.21 (MR)
3. Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (Japan) - 1:02.27

Men's Long Jump T42 Final
1. Daniel Wagner (Denmark) - 6.50 - MR
2. Atsushi Yamamoto (Japan) - 6.44 (MR)
3. Leon Schaefer (Germany) - 6.25 m

Women's Discus Throw F44 Final
1. Juan Yao (China) - 39.72
2. Yue Yang (China) - 38.25
3. Sarah Edmiston (Australia) - 33.80 - AR
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8. Fumiko Takado (Japan) - 22.50

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Marathoner Inoue Gets World Championships Sendoff From Alma Mater

A local school in Isahaya, Nagasaki held a sendoff on July 16 for marathoner and alumnus Hiroto Inoue ahead of next month's London World Championships. Speaking with determination Inoue told attendees, "As a member of the national team my run will bring no shame."

The sendoff ceremony took place in the principal's office at Inoue's alma mater, Iimori Nishi Elementary School. Local elementary and junior school students gathered along with members of the area residents' association to give Inoue their support and best wishes. Inoue received a ceremonial board on which current Iimori Nishi students had written messages of encouragement.

Inoue then went outside to speak to a crowd of local residents about his ambitions for his first World Championships, telling them, "As a member of the national team I will do my best to bring you no shame, so please cheer for me." He then signed autographs and took pictures with waiting children. One fifth grade boy w…

Summary of Japanese Results on Day 4 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Four HighlightsLondon, England, 7/17/17
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Women's 100 m T13 Final(0.0 m/s)
1. Leilia Adzhametova (Ukraine) - 12.00 - MR
2. Ilse Hayes (South Africa) - 12.17
3. Kym Crosby (U.S.A.) - 12.18 - PB
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7. Tomomi Sato (Japan) - 13.08

Men's 100 m T42 Final(-0.4 m/s)
1. Scott Reardon (Australia) - 12.21
2. Daniel Wagner (Denmark) - 12.30
3. Richard Whitehead (Great Britain) - 12.39
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6. Atsushi Yamamoto (Japan) - 13.08

Men's 400 m T44 Final
1. Michail Seitis (Greece) - 51.41
2. Simone Manigrasso (Italy) - 54.07 - PB
3. Emanuele di Marino (Italy) - 55.70
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7. Mikio Ikeda (Japan) - 59.40

Men's 800 m T54 Final
1. Marcel Hug (Switzerland) - 1:37.64
2. Yang Liu (China) - 1:37.97
3. Saichon Konjen (Thailand) - 1:38.12
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4. Tomoki Suzuki (Japan) - 1:41.42

Men's 1500 m T20 Final
1. Michael Brannigan (U.S.A.) - 3:53.05 - CR
2. Cristiano Pereira (Portugal) - 3:55.39 - AR
3. Rafal Korc (Poland) - 3:56.82
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