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Moscow World Championships - Day One Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

With the highlight of the first day of competition at the 2013 World Championships from the Japanese perspective having been Kayoko Fukushi's bronze medal in the women's marathon, five other events also saw Japanese athletes in the ranks.  In the men's 10000 m, all-time Japanese #5 Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta) brought a season best 27:50.79 to take 15th, with #1-ranked collegiate Suguru Osako (Waseda Univ.) faltering in the late going and dropping to 21st in 28:19.50.  #3 Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) was a surprise DNF after falling off the pace early.  Japanese-trained Africans took three of the top six places including two medals, with former Honda athlete Ibrahim Jeilan (Ethiopia) missing a defense of his world title half a second behind rival Mohamed Farah (GBR) in 27:22.23 and Kyudenko runner Paul Tanui (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) a step behind for bronze in 27:22.61.  Tokyo-based Bedan Karoki (Kenya/DeNA RC) took 6th in 27:27.17 after working with Tanui to push the pace through much of the race.

In the men's 100 m heats, both top collegiate Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) and high school sensation Yoshihide Kiryu (Rakunan H.S.) took 4th in their heats, missing out on advancing to the semi-finals, Yamagata by only 0.01 seconds.  More success came in the field event qualifying rounds, where the great Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) advanced in the hammer throw and national champion Seito Yamamoto (Chukyo Univ.) made the cut in the pole vault.  In the decathlon, Keisuke Ushiro (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) ended the day ranked 27th, his biggest point gains coming in the jumps.

Moscow World Championships - Day One
Moscow, 8/10/13
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Women's Marathon
1. Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) - 2:25:44 - ACR
2. Valeria Straneo (Italy) - 2:25:58 (ACR)
3. Kayoko Fukushi (Japan) - 2:27:45 (ACR)
4. Ryoko Kizaki (Japan) - 2:31:28
5. Alessandra Aguilar (Spain) - 2:32:38
6. Emma Quaglia (Italy) - 2:34:16
7. Madai Perez (Mexico) - 2:34:23
8. Hye-Gyong Kim (North Korea) - 2:35:49
9. Deena Kastor (U.S.A.) - 2:36:12
10. Susan Partridge (GBR) - 2:36:24
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DNF - Mizuki Noguchi (Japan)

Men's 10000 m
1. Mohamed Farah (Great Britain) - 27:21.71
2. Ibrahim Jeilan (Ethiopia) - 27:22.23
3. Paul Tanui (Kenya) - 27:22.61
4. Galen Rupp (U.S.A.) - 27:24.39
5. Abera Kuma (Ethiopia) - 27:25.27
6. Bedan Karoki (Kenya) - 27:27.17
7. Kenneth Kipkemoi (Kenya) - 27:28.50
8. Nguse Amlosom (Eritrea) - 27:29.21
9. Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) - 27:35.76
10. Dathan Ritzenhein (U.S.A.) - 27:37.90
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15. Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Japan) - 27:50.79
21. Suguru Osako (Japan) - 28:19.50
DNF - Yuki Sato (Japan

Men's 100 m Heats
Heat Two -0.4 m/s
1. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) - 10.11 - Q
2. Churandy Martina (Netherlands) - 10.17 - Q
3. Gavin Smellie (Canada) - 10.30 - Q
4. Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan) - 10.31
5. Andrew Hinds (Barbados) - 10.38
6. Adam Zavacky (Slovakia) - 10.46
7. Alex Quinonez (Ecuador) - 10.50
DNF - Ifrish Alberg (Suriname)

Heat Seven -0.4 m/s
1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 10.07 - Q
2. Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) - 10.17 - Q
3. Ramon Gittens (Barbados) - 10.19 - Q
4. Ryota Yamagata (Japan) - 10.21
5. Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad) - 10.25
6. Hua Wilfried Koffi (Ivory Coast) - 10.40
7. Sapwaturrahman (Indonesia) - 10.89
DQ - Kemar Hyman (Cayman Islands)

Men's Hammer Throw Qualification Round
1. Krisztian Pars (Hungary) - 79.06 m
2. Lukas Melich (Czech Republic) - 78.52 m
3. Primoz Kozmus (Slovakia) - 78.10 m
4. Dilshod Nazarov (Tajikistan) - 77.93 m
5. Sergej Litvinov (Russia) - 77.41 m
6. Marcel Lomnicky (Slovakia) - 76.97 m
7. Szymon Ziolkowski (Poland) - 76.85 m
8. Koji Murofushi (Japan) - 76.27 m
9. Pawel Fajdek (Poland) - 76.17 m
10. Markus Esser (Germany) - 75.90 m
11. Nicola Vizzoni (Italy) - 75.38 m
12. Yury Shayunou (Belarus) - 75.18 m

Men's Pole Vault Qualification Round
Group A
1. Jan Kudlicka (Czech Republic) - 5.65 m - q
2. Malte Mohr (Germany) - 5.55 m - q
3. Konstadinos Filippidis (Greece) - 5.55 m - q
4. Seito Yamamoto (Japan) - 5.55 m - q
4. Alhaji Jeng (Sweden) - 5.55 m - q
4. Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany) - 5.55 m - q
7. Valentin Lavillenie (France) - 5.55 m - q
8. Chanrui Xue (China) - 5.55 m - q
9. Sergey Kucheryanu (Russia) - 5.55 m - q
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10. Daichi Sawano (Japan) - 5.40 m

Group B
1. Renaud Lavillenie (France) - 5.65 m - q
2. Brad Walker (U.S.A.) - 5.55 m - q
3. Augusto De Oliveira (Brazil) - 5.55 m - q
4. Bjorn Otto (Germany) - 5.55 m - q
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8. Hiroki Ogita (Japan) - 5.40 m

Men's Decathlon Day One
1. Ashton Eaton (U.S.A.) - 4502
2. Gunnar Nixon (U.S.A.) - 4493
3. Michael Schrader (Germany) - 4427
4. Damian Warner (Canada) - 4381
5. Eelco Sintnicolaas (Netherlands) - 4318
6. Rico Freimuth (Germany) - 4296
7. Pascal Behrenbruch (Germany) - 4258
8. Willem Coertzen (South Africa) - 4257
9. Mihail Dudas (Serbia) - 4256
10. Carlos Chinin (Brazil) - 4251
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27. Keisuke Ushiro (Japan) - 3746

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