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Beijing World Championships Day Five - Japanese Results

Beijing, China, 8/26/15
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Men's 200 m Semifinal 2 -0.2 m/s
1. Justin Gatlin (U.S.A.) - 19.87 - Q
2. Alonso Edward (Panama) - 20.02 - Q
3. Femi Ogunode (Qatar) - 20.05 - NR - q
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5. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) - 20.47

Men's 200 m Semifinal 3 +0.8 m/s
1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - 19.95 - Q
2. Anaso Jobodwana (South Africa) - 20.01 - Q
3. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.10 - q
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7. Kenji Fujimitsu (Japan) - 20.34
8. Kei Takase (Japan) - 20.64

Women's 200 m Heat 5 +0.1 m/s
1. Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) - 22.79 - Q
2. Semoy Hackett (Trinidad and Tobago) - 22.89 - Q
3. Margaret Adeoye (Great Britain) - 23.10 - Q
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5. Chisato Fukushima (Japan) - 23.30

Men's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) - 13:45.00 - Q
2. Ben True (U.S.A.) - 13:45.09 - Q
3. Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) - 13:45.28 - Q
4. Tom Farrell (Great Britain) - 13:45.29 - Q
5. Imane Merga (Ethiopia) - 13:45.41 - Q
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7. Suguru Osako (Japan) - 13:45.82

Men's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) - 13:19.38 - Q
2. Mo Farah (Great Britain) - 13:19.44 - Q
3. Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) - 13:19.58 - Q
4. Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) - 13:19.58 - Q
5. Albert Kibichii Rop (Bahrain) - 13:19.61 - Q
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17. Kota Murayama (Japan) - 14:07.11

Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Julius Yego (Kenya) - 92.72 m
2. Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (Egypt) - 88.99 m
3. Tero Pitkamaki (Finland) - 87.64 m
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9. Ryohei Arai (Japan) - 83.07 m

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