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Moscow World Championships - Day Six Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Three Japanese national champions took part in opening-round competition on the sixth day of the Moscow World Championships.  All three crapped out.  Them's the breaks, unfortunately.

The men's 4x400 m relay team did better in its heat, delivering a season-best 3:02.43 for 4th but missing the cut to advance to the final on time, Brazil taking the slowest spot in 3:01.09.

Moscow World Championships Day Six
Moscow, 8/15/13
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Women's 200 m Heat Four
1. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) - 22.78 - Q
2. Elyzaveta Bryzgina (Ukraine) - 22.84 - Q
3. Kai Selvon (Trinidad and Tobago) - 23.14 - Q
4. Franciela Krasucki (Brazil) - 23.20
5. Justine Palframan (South Africa) - 23.64
6. Chisato Fukushima (Japan) - 23.85
7. Melissa Breen (Australia) - 23.95

Men's 4x400 m Relay Heat One
1. Jamaica - 3:00.41 - Q
2. Great Britain - 3:00.50 - Q
3. Venezuela - 3:02.04
4. Japan - 3:02.43
5. Dominican Republic - 3:03.61
6. Spain - 3:04.07
7. Nigeria - 3:04.52
8. Botswana - 3:05.74

Men's Javelin Throw Qualification Round
1. Tero Pitkamaki (Finland) - 84.39 - Q
2. Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) - 83.62 - NR - Q
3. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) - 83.05 - Q
4. Ivan Zaytsev (Uzbekistan) - 81.53 - q
5. Vitezslav Vesely (Czech Republic) - 81.51 - q
6. Antti Ruuskanen (Finland) - 81.36 - q
7. Dmitri Tarabin (Russia) - 81.32 - q
8. Julius Yego (Kenya) - 80.88 - q
9. Kim Amb (Sweden) - 80.84 - q
10. Stuart Farquhar (New Zealand) - 80.73 - q
11. Roman Avramenko (Ukraine) - 80.37 - q
12. Risto Matas (Estonia) - 80.18 - q
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22. Yukifumi Murakami (Japan) - 77.75

Women's High Jump Qualification Round
1. Irene Gordeeva (Russia) - 1.92 - q
1. Anna Chicherova (Russia) - 1.92 - q
1. Alessia Trose (Italy) - 1.92 - q
1. Emma Green Tregaro (Sweden) - 1.92 - q
1. Svetlana Shkolina (Russia) - 1.92 - q
1. Airine Palsyte (Lithuania) - 1.92 - q
1. Ruth Beitia (Spain) - 1.92 - q
8. Brigetta Barret (U.S.A.) - 1.92 - q
8. Xingjuan Zheng (China) - 1.92 - q
10. Kamila Stepaniuk (Poland) - 1.92 - q
11. Justyna Kaspryzycka (Poland) - 1.92 - q
11. Levern Spencer (Saint Lucia) - 1.92 - q
11. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch (Germany) - 1.92 - q
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27. Miyuki Fukumoto (Japan) - 1.78

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