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Moscow World Championships - Day Four Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Day Four of the 2013 Moscow World Championships was a slow one for the Japanese contingent.  In the men's 5000 m heats, all-time Japanese #3 Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) ran despite having twisted an ankle during the 10000 m, largely passive except for one move in the final kilometer before finishing 11th in 13:37.07.  He did not advance to the final.  400 m hurdler Takayuki Kishimoto (Team Fujitsu), a strong prospect for the final, also did not advance after he false started.  In the women's 20 km race walk, national record holder Masumi Fuchise (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) went out fast and was in range of the bronze medal pack until the very last stage of the race when she faded to 29th in 1:33:13.  Among those who overtook her was teammate Kumi Otoshi (Team Fujitsu), who took 26th in 1:32:44.

Moscow World Championships Day Four
Moscow, 8/13/14
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Men's 5000 m Heat Two
1. Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) - 13:20.82 - Q
2. Edwin Soi (Kenya) - 13:21.44 - Q
3. Isiah Koech (Kenya) - 13:22.19 - Q
4. Galen Rupp (U.S.A.) - 13:23.91 - Q
5. Mohamed Farah (Great Britain) - 13:23.93 - Q
6. Dejena Regassa (Bahrain) - 13:25.21 - q
7. Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) - 13:31.08
8. Ben St. Lawrence (Australia) - 13:33.64
9. Aelemayehu Bezabeh (Spain) - 13:34.68
10. Bayron Piedra (Ecuador) - 13:35.38
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11. Yuki Sato (Japan) - 13:37.07

Women's 20 km Racewalk
1. Elena Lashimanova (Russia) - 1:27:08
2. Anisya Kirdyapkina (Russia) - 1:27:11
3. Hong Liu (China) - 1:28:10
4. Huanhuan Sun (China) - 1:28:32
5. Elisa Rigaudo (Italy) - 1:28:41
6. Beatriz Pascal (Spain) - 1:29:00
7. Anezka Drahotova (Czech Republic) - 1:29:05 - PB
8. Ana Cabecinha (Potugal) - 1:29:17
9. Julia Takacs (Spain) - 1:29:25
10. Eleonora Giorgi (Italy) - 1:30:01
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26. Kumi Otoshi (Japan) - 1:32:44
29. Masumi Fuchise (Japan) - 1:33:13

Men's 400 m Hurdles Semi-Final Two
1. Michael Tinsley (U.S.A.) - 48.31 - Q
2. Emir Bekric (Serbia) - 48.36 - NR - Q
3. Leford Green (Jamaica) - 48.88
4. Rhys Williams (Great Britain) - 49.29
5. Timofey Chalyy (Russia) - 50.06
6. Mahau Suguimati (Brazil) - 50.27
7. Mickael Francois (France) - 50.58
DQ - Takayuki Kishimoto (Japan)

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