Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hoshi and Shimizu Add to Gold Medal Haul at East Asian Games


translated and edited by Brett Larner

On the third day of competition at the 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin, China, 5000 m national champion Sota Hoshi (Team Fujitsu) won gold in the men's 5000 m in 14:25.00. Developing off a slow early pace, Hoshi shook free of his Korean competition in the very late stages of the race. In the women's 10000 m, Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) ran a strong 32:50.42 to claim gold alongside Hoshi and women's 5000 m champion Riko Matsuzaki (Team Sekisui Kagaku), completing a Japanese sweep of the distance events.

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