What was the Japanese men's performance of the year?

What was the Japanese men's performance of the year?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yokota Takes Bronze at Asian Indoor Championships

by Brett Larner

Men's 800 m national record holder Masato Yokota (Keio Univ.) won a bronze medal on the second day of competition at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran, Iran. After winning his semifinal in 1:52.74 on Feb. 24 Yokota returned the next day with a 1:54.71 to take the bronze behind Mohammed Al Azemi of Kuwait and Musaaba Bala of Qatar.

Other medals earned at the Championships included a leap of 7.65 m for the gold by long jumper Rikia Saruyama and a silver for Nobuaki Fujibayashi with a 16.33 m in the men's triple jump. Click here for complete results.

Special thanks to JRN reader Sayyed Abolfazl for bringing this story to our attention.

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1 comment:

Sayyed Abolfazl said...

hi
you're welcome. I was looking for a good Japanese athletics website in English language and I found your weblog. Congratulations It's a very good one and up to date. I am MASATO's friend If you see him tell him my hello. I'm a young coach and my father is the national team of Iran coach.
Maybe we cooperate one day.
Thanks