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World University Games Day Three Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Japanese athletes came up empty-handed on day three of the 2015 Gwangju World University Games, none of the three athletes to make finals on the day scoring medals.  Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) was short in the men's 400 m final, running 46.03 for 7th.  After running well in the men's 200 m heats and semifinals, Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) and Kotaro Taniguchi (Chuo Univ.) likewise had trouble translating that into success in the final, finishing 6th and 7th.

A day after winning bronze in the men's 10000 m, Keisuke Nakatani (Komazawa Univ.) returned to win the relatively slow second heat of the 5000 m in 14:01.40.  3000 mSC national champion Hironori Tsuetaki (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) likewise doubled from the 10000 m, placing 2nd in the faster heat one in 14:01.40.  Promising in the men's 110 mH heats, Genta Masuno (Kokusai Budo Univ.) ran 13.76 for 2nd in his heat, advancing on.  With a full 100 m - 200 m double schedule, Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.) had trouble in the 200 m semifinals, finishing only 7th and failing to make the final.  Ai Yamauchi (Osaka Seikei Univ.) was eliminated in the women's javelin throw qualification round, throwing 50.59 m for 10th in her group.

World University Games Day Three Japanese Results
Gwangju, South Korea, July 10, 2015
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Men's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Hayle Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan) - 13:51.40 - Q
2. Hironori Tsuetaki (Japan) - 14:01.40 - Q
3. Mohamed Agourram (Morocco) - 14:06.73 - Q
4. Ross Proudfoot (Canada) - 14:09.00 - Q
5. Pol Mellina (Luxembourg) - 14:14.86 - Q
6. Andrei Minzhulin (Russia) - 14:24.88 - q
7. Stewart McSweyn (Australia) - 14:28.33 - q

Men's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Keisuke Nakatani (Japan) - 14:16.60 - Q
2. Rinas Akhmadeev (Russia) - 14:17.31 - Q
3. Zouhair Talbi (Morocco) - 14:17.76 - Q
4. Thijs Nijhuis (Denmark) - 14:18.70 - Q
5. Kevin Batt (Ireland) - 14:19.11 - Q
6. Daniel Estrada (Chile) - 14:19.29 - q
7. Valentin Paul Pfeil (Australia) - 14:23.56 - q
8. Anton Danielsson (Sweden) - 14:26.07 - q

Men's 400 m Final
1. Luguelin Miguel Santos Aquino (Dominican Republic) - 44.91
2. Leaname Maotoanong (Botswana) - 45.63
3. Jan Tesar (Czech Republic) - 45.73
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7. Takamasa Kitagawa (Japan) - 46.03

Women's 200 m Semifinal 1 -1.3 m/s
1. Viktoriya Zyabkina (Kazakhstan) - 23.28 - Q
2. Sabrina Kedisha (Jamaica) - 23.56 - Q
3. Joelle Golay (Switzerland) - 23.57 - q
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7. Anna Doi (Japan) - 24.64

Men's 200 m Semifinal 1 -0.2 m/s
1. Hua Wilfred Serge Koffi (Cote D'Ivoire) 20.96 - Q
2. Davide Manenti (Italy) - 21.08 - Q
3. Kotaro Taniguchi (Japan) - 21.15 - Q
4. Benjamin Jaworski (Australia) - 21.17 - Q

Men's 200 m Semifinal 2 -0.4 m/s
1. Bryce Robinson (U.S.A.) - 20.60 - Q
2. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.68 - Q
3. Ncincilili Titi (South Africa) - 20.73 - Q
4. Takuya Nagata (Japan) - 20.90 - Q

Men's 200 m Final -2.5 m/s
1. Hua Wilfred Serge Koffi (Cote D'Ivoire) - 20.41
2. Bryce Robinson (U.S.A.) - 20.51
3. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.59
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6. Takuya Nagata (Japan) - 20.90
7. Kotaro Taniguchi (Japan) - 21.17

Men's 110 mH Heat 2 +0.3 m/s
1. Greggmar Swift (Barbados) - 13.65 - Q
2. Genta Masuno (Japan) - 13.76 - Q
3. Konstantin Shabanov (Russia) - 13.76 - q

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Xiaowei Du (China) - 57.64 m - q
2. Lina Muze (Latvia) - 55.87 m - q
3. Jenni Pirita Susanna Kangas (Finland) - 55.24 m - q
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10. Ai Yamauchi (Japan) - 50.59 m

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