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World University Games Day One Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Despite a conservative early leading pace from Rina Koeda (Daito Bunka Univ.), Japanese women came up empty-handed in the first final of the 2015 Gwangju World University Games, the women's 10000 m.  Russian Alla Kuliatina took over from Koeda after 2000 m and led virtually unchallenged the rest of the race including a stunning 2:51.30 split from 7000 m to 8000 m that blew the race apart.  Kuliatina took the Games' first gold in 32:52.27, compatriot Gulshat Fazlitdinova just beating out China's Yingying Zhang for silver in 32:56.60.  Koeda stayed true to her opening pace, running 33:47.21 for 5th, with Sakie Arai (Osaka Gakuin Univ.) taking 9th in 34:24.92.

In other events, both Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) and Kentaro Sato (Josai Univ.) advance through the men's 400 m heats, Kitagawa winning his in 47.34.  Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.), Tatsuro Suwa (Chuo Univ.) and Yuki Koike (Keio Univ.) likewise made it through the opening heats of the women's and men's 100 m, but in the men's quarterfinals Suwa was disqualified for a false start.  Koike advanced on to the semifinal.  Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) and Homare Mori (Chuo Univ.) were both eliminated in the opening qualifying rounds of the men's high jump and men's javelin throw respectively.

World University Games Day One Japanese Results
Gwangju, South Korea, July 8, 2015
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Women's 10000 m Final
1. Alla Kultiatina (Russia) - 32.52.27
2. Gulshat Fazlitdinova (Russia) - 32:55.35
3. Yingying Zhang (China) - 32:56.60
4. Katrina Elinor Allison (Canada) - 33:29.16
5. Rina Koeda (Japan) - 33:47.21
6. Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (India) - 33:54.57
7. Munkhzaya Bayartsogt (Mongolia) - 33:54.93
8. Huimin Xiao (China) - 34:24.01
9. Sakie Arai (Japan) - 34:24.92
10. Daniela Filipa Guimaraes Da Cunha (Portugal) - 34:51.68

Men's 400 m Heat 4
1. Takamasa Kitagawa (Japan) - 47.34 - Q
2. Uiyeon Kim (South Korea) - 47.76 - Q
3. Adrian Razvan Dragan (Romania) - 48.49

Men's 400 m Heat 5
1. Bonggo Park (South Korea) - 47.20 - Q
2. Kentaro Sato (Japan) - 47.49 - Q
3. Mateusz Zagorski (Poland) - 48.18

Women's 100 m Heat 3 +0.5 m/s
1. Udaya Ada (Liberia) - 11.73 - Q
2. Anna Doi (Japan) - 11.84 - Q
3. Karolina Deliautaite (Lithuania) - 12.04 - Q

Men's 100 m Heat 1 +0.8 m/s
1. Akani Simbine (South Africa) - 10.23 - Q
2. Bismark Boateng (Canada) - 10.47 - Q
3. Tatsuro Suwa (Japan) - 10.51 - Q

Men's 100 m Heat 2 +1.7 m/s
1. Ronald Baker (U.S.A.) - 10.18 - Q
2. Yuki Koike (Japan) - 10.43 - Q
3. Le Sean Noel (Trinidad & Tobago) - 10.65 - Q

Men's 100 m Quarterfinal 1 -0.8 m/s
1. Markesh Woodson (U.S.A.) - 10.38 - Q
2. Jin Su Jung (Australia) - 10.48 - Q
3. Yuki Koike (Japan) - 10.49 - Q

Men's 100 m Quarterfinal 2 -1.5 m/s
1. Kukyoung Kim (South Korea) - 10.36 - Q
2. Yang Yang (China) - 10.51 - Q
3. Mobolade Abimbola Ajomale (Canada) - 10.55 - Q
DQ - Tatsuro Suwa (Japan)

Men's High Jump Qualification Group A
1. Lukas Beer (Slovakia) - 2.15 m - Q
1. Chun-Hsien Hsiang (Taiwan) - 2.15 m - Q
1. Dmitrii Semenov (Russia) - 2.15 m - Q
1. Raivydas Stanys (Lithuania) - 2.15 m - Q
8. Yuji Hiramatsu (Japan) - 2.10 m

Men's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Sami Markus Peltomaeki (Finland) - 77.63 m - Q
2. Shih-Feng Huang (Taiwan) - 76.96 m - Q
3. Tanel Laanmae (Estonia) - 76.10 m - Q
8. Homare Mori (Japan) - 71.19 m

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