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Super Meet in Kawasaki 2009 - Results With Video

by Brett Larner

The big overseas names cleaned up at the Super Track and Field Meet in Kawasaki on Sept. 23, 2009. Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix, Gary Kikaya, Dwight Thomas, Perdita Felicien, Felix Sanchez, Tatiana Lebedeva, Teemu Wirkkala, Reese Hoffa and others all consigned the hosts' national champions to the runner-up spot or lower. Only women's 400 m national champion Asami Tanno (Team Natureal) and pole vaulter Takafumi Suzuki (Tokai Univ.) took the top spots in their events, while pole vault national champion Daichi Sawano (Team Nishi) and high jump national champion Naoyuki Daigo (Team Fujitsu) struggled with apparent injuries and could not clear the bar even once. Some highlights:



Tyson Gay ran a relatively desultory 10.13 to win the 100 m, running even with national champion Masashi Eriguchi (Waseda Univ.) and Beijing Olympics 4x100 m relay bronze medalist Naoki Tsukahara (Team Fujitsu) until accelerating in the final stage just enough to ensure the win. Eriguchi appeared to be clear of Tsukahara for 2nd in the pair's first matchup since Eriguchi broke Tsukahara's PB at June's National Championships, but both runners were credited with the same time of 10.31 and 2nd was given to the popular Tsukahara.



Allyson Felix likewise won the women's 100 m with ease over national record holder Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC), 11.22 to 11.42. National champion Momoko Takahashi (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) was nowhere to be seen as she finished 5th in 11.71.

The javelin throw has enjoyed a surge in popularity in Japan since last month's World Championships where ten-time national champion Yukifumi Murakami (Team Suzuki) scored the country's first-ever medal, a bronze, in the event. Murakami and Finnish powerhouse Teemu Wirkkala staged a duel throughout the competition, each with a series of throws over 80 m as their nearest competitor threw only 74.78 m. In the end Wirkkala came out on top, edging Murakami out by 19 cm with a mark of 82.60.

Super Track and Field Meet in Kawasaki 2009 - Top Results
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Men's 100 m
1. Tyson Gay (U.S.A.) - 10.13
2. Naoki Tsukahara (Team Fujitsu) - 10.31
3. Masashi Eriguchi (Waseda Univ.) - 10.31

Women's 100 m
1. Allyson Felix (U.S.A.) - 11.22
2. Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 11.42
3. Mayumi Watanabe (Team Natureal) - 11.64

Men's 400 m
1. Gary Kikaya (Cote D'Ivoire) - 45.73
2. Yuzo Kanemaru (Hosei Univ.) - 45.91
3. Ben Offereins (Australia) - 46.10

Women's 400 m
1. Asami Tanno (Team Natureal) - 53.32
2. Barbara Petrahn (Hungary) - 53.50
3. Maris Magi (Estonia) - 53.53

Men's 110 m Hurdles
1. Dwight Thomas (Jamaica) - 13.37
2. Yume Moses (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 13.77
3. Konstantin Shabanov (Russia) - 13.96

Women's 100 m Hurdles
1. Perdita Felicien (Canada) - 12.74
2. Hyleas Fountain (U.S.A.) - 13.15
3. Mami Ishino (Team Hasegawa) - 13.26

Men's 400 m Hurdles
1. Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic) - 48.91
2. Kenji Narisako (Japan) - 49.41
3. Naohiro Kawakita (Waseda Univ.) - 50.01

Women's 400 m Hurdles
1. Tiffany Williams (U.S.A.) - 55.31
2. Satomi Kubokura (Japan) - 56.75
3. Miyabi Tago (Chuo Univ.) - 58.25

Men's Pole Vault
1. Takafumi Suzuki (Tokai Univ.) - 5.50 m
2. Rory Quiller (U.S.A.) - 5.40 m
3. Hiroki Ogita (Japan) - 5.40 m

Men's High Jump
1. Donald Thomas (Bahamas) - 2.24 m
2. Tora Harris (U.S.A.) - 2.21 m
3. Joe Kindred (U.S.A.) - 2.21 m

Women's Long Jump
1. Tatiana Lebedeva (Russia) - 6.60 m
2. Funmi Jimoh (U.S.A.) - 6.48 m
3. Sachiko Masumi (Team Kyudenko) - 6.43 m

Men's Javelin Throw
1. Teemu Wirkkala (Finland) - 82.60 m
2. Yukifumi Murakami (Team Suzuki) - 82.41 m
3. Yutaro Tanemoto (Japan) - 74.78 m

Women's Javelin Throw
1. Kara Patterson (U.S.A.) - 57.80 m
2. Yuki Ebihara (Team Suzuki) - 55.65 m
3. Emika Yoshida (Team Daiwa Gas) - 54.64 m

Men's Shot Put
1. Reese Hoffa (U.S.A.) - 20.21 m
2. Dan Taylor (U.S.A.) - 19.87 m
3. Dylan Armstrong (Canada) - 19.44 m

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