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26 Names Added to Japanese World Championships Team

translated and edited by Brett Larner

At a Tokyo-area press conference on June 10, the Japanese Federation announced 26 more names for the Japanese national team for this summer's Moscow World Championships which kick off August 10.  On the men's side, sprinters Yoshihide Kiryu (Rakunan H.S.), Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) and Shota Iizuka (Chuo Univ.) feature in the lineup.  Hitomi Niiya (Team Univ. Ent.) leads the women's additions after lapping the entire field in the women's 10000 m at the National Championships over the weekend.  Women's javelin national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) and 200 m national record holder Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) were also among those chosen.

In addition to the marathon and racewalk teams previously announced on April 25, the newly announced members bring the national team up to 41 athletes including 8 national record holders.  More athletes may be added pending the outcome of July's 20th anniversary Asian Games in Pune, India.

2013 World Championships Japanese National Team


Yoshihide Kiryu (Rakunan H.S.) 100 m SB/PB: 10.01
Ryota Yamagata (Keio University) 100 m SB/PB: 10.07
Shota Iizuka (Chuo University) 200 m SB/PB: 20.21
Kei Takase (Team Fujitsu) 200 m SB/PB: 20.42
Yuichi Kobayashi (Team NTN) 200 m SB/PB: 20.46
Kenji Fujimitsu (Team Zenrin) 200 m SB: 20.48 / PB: 20.42
Yuzo Kanemaru (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) SB: 45.47 / PB: 45.16

10000 m
Suguru Osako (Waseda University) SB/PB: 27:38.31
Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) SB: 27:39.50 / PB: 27:38.25
Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta) SB: 27:52.79 / PB: 27:40.69

400 m Hurdles
Takayuki Kishimoto (Team Fujitsu) SB/PB: 48.41
Yasuhiro Fueki (Team Aima) SB/PB: 49.31
Takatoshi Abe (Chukyo University) SB: 49.47 / PB: 49.46

Pole Vault
Seito Yamamoto (Chukyo University) SB/PB: 5.71 m
Daichi Sawano (Team Fujitsu) SB: 5.72 m / PB: 5.83 m - NR
Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) SB/PB: 5.70 m

Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) hammer throw SB: 78.71 m / PB: 84.86 m - NR
Yukifumi Murakami (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) javelin throw: SB/PB: 85.96 m

Keisuke Ushiro (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) SB: 7824 / PB: 8037 - NR

Kazuhiro Maeda (Team Kyudenko) SB/PB: 2:08:00
Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref. Gov't) SB/PB: 2:08:14
Hiroyuki Horibata (Team Asahi Kasei) SB/PB: 2:08:24
Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) SB/PB: 2:08:35
Masakazu Fujiwara (Team Honda) SB: 2:08:51 / PB: 2:08:12

Yusuke Suzuki (Team Fujitsu) 20 km SB/PB: 1:18:34
Takumi Saito (Toyo Univ.) 20 km SB/PB: 1:20:05
Takayuki Tanii (Team Sagawa Express) 50 km SB: 3:44:25 / PB: 3:43:56
Hirooki Arai (SDF Academy) 50 km SB/PB: 3:47:08
Koichiro Morioka (Team Fujitsu) 50 km SB: 3:50:51 / PB: 3:43:14


Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) 100 m SB: 11.34 / PB: 11.21 - NR - 200 m SB: 23.12 / PB: 22.89 - NR

Long Distance
Misaki Onishi (Team Sekisui Kagaku) 5000 m SB/PB: 15:21.57
Hitomi Niiya (Team Universal Entertainment) 10000 m SB/PB: 30:59.19

Hitomi Shimura (Saga T&F Assoc.) 100 mH SB/PB: 13.02
Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) 400 mH SB: 55.85 / PB: 55.34 - NR

High Jump
Miyuki Fukumoto (Konan Gakuen AC) SB/PB: 1.92 m

Javelin Throw
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) SB/PB: 62.83 m - NR

Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu) SB/PB: 2:23:34
Mizuki Noguchi (Team Sysmex) SB: 2:24:05 / PB: 2:19:12 - NR
Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) SB/PB: 2:24:21

Kumi Otoshi (Team Fujitsu) 20 km SB: 1:30:45 / PB: 1:29:11
Masumi Fuchise (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) 20 km SB: 1:38:18 / PB: 1:28:03 - NR


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