Monday, July 5, 2010

Asian Junior Athletics Championship Day Four - Japanese Results Summary

by Brett Larner

A summary of Japanese results from the final day of the Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam:

  • Seiya Kato won the gold medal in the boys' 400 m hurdles in 50.83, with teammate Yuichi Nagano scoring bronze in 51.21.
  • Mahiro Akamatsu likewise won gold in the girls' 3000 m, running 9:36.47, while teammate Naoko Koizumi was only 5th.
  • Ikuto Yufu and Ikki Takeuchi took silver and bronze in the boys' 5000 m, Yufu losing by less than one second to Kenyan-born Bahraini Edwin Chebii Kimurer.
  • Manabu Aoki took the silver medal in the boys' 10000 m race walk in 45:01.73.
  • Taishi Nakayama won bronze in the boys' 200 m in 21.05 after winning his semi-final. Winner Chimdee Suppachai of Thailand set a new Games record of 20.80. Naohiro Yokoyama was eliminated at the semi-final stage.
  • The boys' 4x400 m relay team won silver in 3:12.14, while the boys' 4x100 m relay team won bronze in 40.64.
  • Sho Kawamoto was 5th in the boys' 800 m in 1:52.62.
  • As in the girls' 100 m, Mizuki Ito finished last in the girls' 200 m final.
  • Miya Itoman won silver in the girls' hammer throw with a throw of 46 m 77.
All told, Japan finished 2nd behind China in the medal tally, with four golds, nine silvers and eight bronzes. Click here for complete results from the last day of competition.

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