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Moscow World Championships - Day Seven Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

On the seventh day of competition at the 2013 Moscow World Championships, national champions Hitomi Shimura (Saga T&F Assoc.) and Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) were both eliminated in the opening rounds of the women's 100 m hurdles and women's javelin.  200 m men Kei Takase (Team Fujitsu) and Yuichi Kobayashi (Team NTN) were likewise cut out in the heats, Kobayashi run down in the final meters of Heat Four after running virtually even with world record holder Usain Bolt (Jamaica) coming off the curve.  2010 world junior champion Shota Iizuka (Chuo Univ.) took 3rd in Heat Six to advance to the semi-finals, but with only a slight improvement there he was unable to advance to the final.  Iizuka remains the anchor of the Japanese men's 4x100 m relay team, but the team's hopes have been dimmed by the withdrawal of ace Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) with a hamstring injury sustained in the 100 m heats.

Moscow World Championships Day Seven
Moscow, 8/16/13
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Men's 200 m Semi-Final Two +0.0 m/s
1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 20.12 - Q
2. Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) - 20.13 - Q
3. Isiah Young (U.S.A.) - 20.36
4. James Ellingotn (Great Britain) - 20.44
5. Jason Livermore (Jamaica) - 20.46
6. Antoine Adams (Saint Kitts and Nevis) - 20.47
7. Shota Iizuka (Japan) - 20.61
8. Karol Zalewski (Poland) - 20.66

Men's 200 m Heat Three +0.0 m/s
1. Warren Weir (Jamaica) - 20.34 - Q
2. Bruno Hortelano (Spain) - 20.47 - NR - Q
3. Jimmy Vicaut (France) - 20.50 - Q
4. Bruno De Barros (Brazil) - 20.60
5. Kei Takase (Japan) - 20.96
6. Lestrod Roland (Saint Kitts and Nevis) - 21.37
7. Mitchel Davis (Dominica) - 21.99
8. Bernardo Baloyes (Colombia) - 22.37

1. Adam Gemili (Great Britain) - 20.17 - PB - Q
2. Isiah Young (U.S.A.) - 20.70 - Q
3. Shota Iizuka (Japan) - 20.71 - Q
4. Winston George (Guyana) - 20.88
5. Sergio Ruiz (Spain) - 20.88
6. Enrico Demonte (Italy) - 21.13
7. Ayman Mohamed Ahmed Said (Egypt) - 22.27
8. Jerai Torres (Gibraltar) - 22.98

1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 20.66 - Q
2. DeLanno Williams (Great Britain) - 20.72 - Q
3. LaLonde Gordon (Trinidad and Tobago) - 20.85 - Q
4. Yuichi Kobayashi (Japan) - 20.97
5. Alex Wilson (Switzerland) - 21.11
6. Jan Zumer (Slovakia) - 21.35
7. Jamial Rolle (Bahamas) - 21.40
8. Didier Kiki (Benin) - 22.01 - PB

Women's 100 m Hurdles Heat One -0.5 m/s
1. Angela Whyte (Canada) - 12.93 - Q
2. Marzia Caravelli (Italy) - 13.07 - Q
3. Nadine Hildebrand (Germany) - 13.16 - Q
4. Nia Ali (U.S.A.) - 13.19 - Q
5. Lucie Skrobakova (Czech Republic) - 13.24
6. Shujiao Wu (China) - 13.29
7. Hitomi Shimura (Japan) - 13.72

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Round
1. Maria Abakumova (Russia) - 69.09 - Q
2. Kimberley Mickle (Australia) - 65.73 - PB - Q
3. Sunette Viljouen (South Africa) - 64.51 - Q
3. Linda Stahl (Germany) - 64.51 - Q
5. Kathryn Mitchell (Australia) - 62.80 - Q
6. Tatjana Jelaca (Serbia) - 62.68 - Q
7. Christina Obergfoll (Germany) - 62.36 - Q
8 Viktoriya Sudarushkina (Russia) - 62.20 - Q
9. Sofi Flinck (Sweden) - 61.96 - NR - Q
10. Vira Rebryk (Ukraine) - 61.70 - Q
11. Lingwei Li (China) - 61.51 - Q
12. Nadeeka L. Babaranda Liyange (Sri Lanka) - 60.39 - q
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16. Yuki Ebihara (Japan) - 59.80

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