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World University Games Japanese Roster

by Brett Larner

The IUAU has announced the Japanese men's and women's rosters for July's Universiade, the World University Games, in Gwangju, South Korea.  2012 London Olympian Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.), 2014 World Junior Championships men's 400 m silver medalist Nobuya Kato (Waseda Univ.) and 200 m 4th-placer Yuki Koike (Keio Univ.) feature prominently in the sprints, with 2014 Youth Olympics men's high jump silver medalist Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) leading the field contingent.  The strong men's distance squad is led by 2015 National University Half Marathon champion Tadashi Isshiki (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) and 2015 Kanto Regionals D2 double 5000 m and 10000 m champion Hironori Tsuetaki (Chuo Gakuin Univ.), while 2015 National University Half Marathon champion Ayumi Uehara (Matsuyama Univ.) and 2015 Kanto Regional double 5000 m and 10000 m champion Sakurako Fukuuchi (Daito Bunka Univ.) front the women's distance group.

28th Universiade
Gwangju, South Korea, July 3-14, 2015
click here for complete Japanese roster

Men's Sprints
Yuki Koike (Keio Univ.) - 100 m, 4x100 mR - PB: 10.32 +0.7
Tatsuro Suwa (Chuo Univ.) - 100 m, 4x100 mR - PB: 10.39 + 0.5
Akiyuki Hashimoto (Waseda Univ.) - 200 m, 4x100 mR - PB: 20.35 -0.3
Kotaro Taniguchi (Chuo Univ.) - 200 m, 4x100 mR - PB: 20.45 +0.6
Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 4x100 mR, 4x400 mR - PB: 10.23 +1.3
Nobuya Kato (Waseda Univ.) - 4x400 mR - PB: 45.88
Kentaro Sato (Josai Univ.) - 400 m, 4x400 mR - PB: 46.21
Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 4x400 mR - PB: 46.22
Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 4x400 mR - PB: 46.33

Men's Long Distance
Keisuke Nakatani (Komazawa Univ.) - 5000 m, 10000 m - PB: 13:38.08 / 28:30.52
Hironori Tsuetaki (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 5000 m, 10000 m, half marathon - PB: 13:42.16 / 28:36.61 / 1:03:28
Kazuto Kawabata (Tokai Univ.) - 10000 m - PB: 28:44.71
Yusuke Ogura (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:02:03
Tadashi Isshiki (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:02:09
Naoki Kudo (Komazawa Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:02:12
Yuta Takahashi (Teikyo Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 102:13

Men's Hurdles
Genta Masuno (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 110 mH - PB: 13.58 +0.4

Men's Walks
Daisuke Matsunaga (Toyo Univ.) - 20 kmW - PB: 1:19:08
Tomohiro Noda (Meiji Univ.) - 20 kmW - 1:20:08

Men's Jumps
Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) - high jump - PB: 2.28 m
Tomoya Takamasa (Juntendo Univ.) - long jump - PB: 8.03 m +1.9
Yasuhiro Moro (Juntendo Univ.) - long jump - PB: 7.83 m + 1.0

Men's Throws
Homare Mori (Chuo Univ.) - javelin throw - PB: 75.59 m

Women's Sprints
Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 100 m, 200 m - PB: 11.50 +0.3 / 23.62 +1.8

Women's Long Distance
Natsuki Omori (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 5000 m - PB: 15:39.96
Rina Koeda (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 5000 m, 10000 m - PB: 15:44.02
Sakie Arai (Osaka Gakuin Univ.) - 10000 m, half marathon - PB: 33:27.26 / 1:13:03
Ayumi Uehara (Matsuyama Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:11:19
Nanako Kanno (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:11:24
Maki Izumida (Rikkyo Univ.) - half marathon - PB: 1:11:26
Sakurako Fukuuchi (Daito Bunka Univ.) - half marathon - 1:11:44

Women's Throws
Ai Yamauchi (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - javelin throw - 56.94 m

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