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Kyuma Twins Go 1-2 at Asian Junior Championships

translated and edited by Brett Larner

On the first day of the 15th Asian Junior Track & Field Championships, June 9-12 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Haruka Kyuma (Tsukuba Univ.) set a meet record of 16:07.74 to win the women's 5000 m, with her twin sister Moe Kyuma (Tsukuba Univ.) taking silver.

On the second day of competition Daichi Kamino (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) and Soshi Takahashi (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) took silver and bronze in the men's 10000 m while Saki Yoshimizu (Chikushi Joshi Gakuen H.S.) claimed bronze in the women's 1500 m, Mai Nishiwaki taking 4th.

On the final day of the Championships, Kotomi Takayama won the gold medal in the women's 3000 m, Moe Kyuma returning to take 4th.  In the men's 5000 m Kota Murayama (Josai Univ.) missed gold by only 0.07 s, 2nd in 14:33.67 with Keisuke Nakatani winning bronze.

The Kyuma twins are in pale blue near the rear of the pack in the title photo above.
Click below for complete results from all events at the Asian Junior Championships:

Day One   *   Day Two   *   Day Three   *   Day Four


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