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Moscow World Championships - Day Three Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

On the third day of competition at the Moscow World Championships the biggest Japanese performances came in the men's 400 m hurdles and men's pole vault. Takayuki Kishimoto (Team Fujitsu) finished 3rd in his 400 m hurdles heat to gain an automatic qualifying spot for the semi-final, the only one of Japan's four male and female hurdlers to advance at this distance and with a realistic chance of making the final.  In the pole vault, national champion Seito Yamamoto (Chukyo Univ.) cleared 5.75 m to take 6th, a PB by 4 cm that made him the only athlete in the top ten to set a new PB at the World Championships.  Hammer great Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) also took 6th, throwing a season best 78.03 m.  Along with hurdlers Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex AC), Yasuhiro Fueki (Team Aima) and Takatoshi Abe (Chukyo Univ.), men's 400 m national champion Yuzo Kanemaru (Team Otsuka) also missed out on advancing, finishing last in his semi-final heat in 46.28.

Moscow World Championships Day Three
Moscow, 8/12/13
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Men's 400 m Semi-Final One
1. Yousef Ahmed Masrahi (Saudi Arabia) - 44.61 - NR - Q
2. Tony McQuay (U.S.A.) - 44.66 - Q
3. Anderson Henriques (Brazil) - 44.95 - PB - q
4. Kevin Borlee (Belgium) - 45.03
5. Javon Francis (Jamaica) - 45.62
6. Nick Ekelund-Arenander (Denmark) - 45.89
7. Brian Gregan (Ireland) - 45.98
8. Yuzo Kanemaru (Japan) - 46.28

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat Two
1. Omar Cisneros (Cuba) - 49.87 - Q
2. Javier Culson (Puerto Rico) - 49.91 - Q
3. Takayuki Kishimoto (Japan) - 49.96 - Q
4. Mickael Francois (France) - 50.02 - Q
5. L.J. Van Zyl (South Africa) - 50.05
6. Miloud Rahmani (Algeria) - 50.79
7. Maoulida Daroueche (Comoros) - 53.28
DNF - Jacques Frisch (Luxembourg)

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat Four
1. Mamadou Kasse Hanne (Senegal) - 49.33 - Q
2. Leford Green (Jamaica) - 49.45 - Q
3. Bershawn Jackson (U.S.A.) - 49.76 - Q
4. Jeffery Gibson (Bahamas) - 50.25 - Q
5. Yasuhiro Fueki (Japan) - 50.66
6. Mowen Boino (Papua New Guinea) - 51.49
7. Eric Cray (Philippines) - 52.45

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat Five
1. Jehue Gordon (Trinidad and Tobago) - 49.52 - Q
2. Isa Phillips (Jamaica) - 49.57 - Q
3. Rasmus Magi (Estonia) - 49.63 - Q
4. David Greene (Great Britain) - 49.79 - Q
5. Mahau Suguimati (Brazil) - 50.00 - q
6. Takatoshi Abe (Japan) - 51.41
DQ - Eric Alejandro (Puerto Rico)

Women's 400 m Hurdles Heat One
1. Denisa Rosolova (Czech Republic) - 55.44 - Q
2. Meghan Beesley (Great Britain) - 55.45 - Q
3. Vania Stambolova (Bulgaria) - 55.91 - Q
4. Satomi Kubokura (Japan) - 56.33
5. Axelle Dauwens (Belgium) - 56.85
6. Hayat Lambarki (Morocco) - 58.00
7. Georganne Moline (U.S.A.) - 59.05
DQ - Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica)

Men's Pole Vault Final
1. Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany) - 5.89 m
2. Renaud Lavillenie (France) - 5.89 m
3. Bjorn Otto (Germany) - 5.82 m
4. Brad Walker (U.S.A.) - 5.82 m
5. Malte Mohr (Germany) - 5. 82 m
6. Seito Yamamoto (Japan) - 5.75 m - PB
7. Jan Kudlicka (Czech Republic) - 5.75 m
8. Sergey Kucheryanu (Russia) - 5.65 m
9. Alhaji Jeng (Sweden) - 5.65 m
10. Konstadinos Filippidis (Greece) - 5.65 m

Men's Hammer Throw Final
1. Pawel Fajdek (Poland) - 81.97 m
2. Krisztian Pars (Hungary) - 80.30 m
3. Lukas Melich (Czench Republic) - 79.36 m
4. Primoz Kozmus (Slovakia) - 79.22 m
5. Dilshod Nazarov (Tajikistan) - 78.31 m
6. Koji Murofushi (Japan) - 78.03 m
7. Nicola Vizzoni (Italy) - 77.61 m
8. Marcel Lomnicky (Slovakia) - 77.57 m
9. Szymon Ziolkowski (Poland) - 76.84 m
10. Markus Esser (Germany) - 76.25 m

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