Friday, July 8, 2011

World Youth Championships - Japanese Results Day Two

by Brett Larner

On the second day of the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships, top-seeded sprinter Kazuma Oseto delivered Japan's first medal of the games, winning silver in the boys' 100 m.  Oseto came to the Championships with the fastest PB in the field, but after a shaky semifinal he was just clipped in the final by Jamaica's O'dail Todd, who ran a PB 10.51 to win gold over Oseto's 10.52. Michael-Meba Zeze of France rounded out the medals with a 10.57 for bronze.  The only other Japanese athlete of the day to make a final, Ai Yamauchi, finished last in the women's javelin throw where Germany's Christin Hussong threw a meet record 59.74 m for gold.

In semi-final, heat and qualification round action, both Yuki Hirota and Yusuke Uchikoshi ran PBs to advance to the boys' 3000 m final on time, each finishing 5th in his heat.  Hurdlers Aya Takizawa, Shota MadokoroTakahiro Matsumoto and Takumi Takahata likewise ran PBs to make the finals, Matsumoto and Takahata winning their heats.  Three other athletes advanced in their events, Takuya Fukunaga winning his 400 m heat.  Shotaro Aikyo ran a 400 m PB of 47.42 but did not advance, as was true for Ikumi Iida in the girls' 100 mH who clocked a PB of 13.96 but finished only 4th in her heat and did not advance to the final on time.

2011 IAAF World Youth Championships Day Two Japanese Results
Lille, France, July 7, 2011
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Boys' 100 m Final
1. O'dail Todd (Jamaica) - 10.51 - PB
2. Kazuma Oseto (Japan) - 10.52
3. Micheal-Meba Zeze (France) - 10.57

Girls' Javelin Throw Final
1. Christin Hussong (Germany) - 59.74 m - MR
2. Sofi Flinck (Sweden) - 54.62 m - PB
3. Monique Cilione (Australia) - 52.77 m - PB
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12. Ai Yamauchi (Japan) - 42.96 m

Boys' 3000 m Heats
Yuki Hirota (5th, Heat 2) - 8:16.05 - PB (q)
Yusuke Uchikoshi (5th, Heat 1) - 8:18.84 - PB (q)

Boys' 800 m Semifinal
Jun Mitake (6th, Heat 1) - 1:51.68

Boys' 400 m Semifinal
Takuya Fukunaga (1st, Heat 1) - 47.30 (Q)
Shotaro Aikyo (5th, Heat 3) - 47.42 - PB

Girls' 400 mH Semifinal
Aya Takizawa (3rd, Heat 2) - 59.18 - PB (q)
Minori Tanaka (3rd, Heat 1) - 1:00.19

Boys' 400 mH Semifinal
Shota Madokoro (3rd, Heat 2) - 51.72 - PB (q)
Takahiro Matsumoto (1st, Heat 1) - 52.20 - PB (Q)

Boys' 110 mH Heats
Takumi Takahata (1st, Heat 4) - 13.88 - PB (Q)

Girls' 100 m Semifinal
Anna Doi (3rd, Heat 1) - 12.24
Yumi Nobayashi (DQ, Heat 3)

Boys' 100 m Semifinal
Kazuma Oseto (3rd, Heat 3) - 10.75 (q)
Kazuya Tsukamoto (4th, Heat 2) - 10.92

Girls' 100 mH Semifinal
Ikumi Iida (4th, Heat 2) - 13.96 - PB
Rina Hagita (6th, Heat 1) - 14.35

Boys' High Jump Qualification
Akira Koike (5th, Group B) - 2.03 m (q)

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