Monday, April 29, 2013

High School Senior Kiryu World-Leading 10.01 to Tie 100 m Jr. WR, All-Time Japanese #2

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20130429-OYT1T00340.htm

translated and edited by Brett Larner
video by okuon



On day two of the Oda Memorial Meet, April 29 at Hiroshima's Edion Stadium, men's 100 m youth world record holder and Rakunan High School senior Yoshihide Kiryu of Kyoto ran a world-leading 10.01 with a legal wind of + 0.9 m/s in the heats of the men's 100 m, the second-fastest time ever by a Japanese man, tying the world junior record, and setting a new high school national record.  The Japanese national record of 10.00 was set by Koji Ito in 1998.

Update: Kiryu won the final in 10.03 with a +2.7 m/s wind. Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) took 2nd in 10.04.  Click here for complete results.

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