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World U20 Championships - Day Three Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

The third day of the World U20 Championships was a good one for the Japanese contingent. Just behind PB runs from Americans Marcus Krah and Amere Lattin, Takumu Furuya ran an Asian junior record of 13.31 for bronze in the men's 110 m hurdles, Japan's first medal of the Championships.  Of the ten other athletes in action today, eight advanced through their heats and semi-finals.

Naoki Kitadani and Kazuki Matsukiyo lead the way in the men's 400 m semis, both running PBs to make the final.  Jun Yamashita also delivered a PB in the opening round heats of the men's 200 m, running 20.89 for 3rd in Heat 4 to advance along with Wataru Inuzuka, 4th in Heat 1.  Yamashita ran another PB of 20.67 in the semi-finals to make it to the final, but Inuzuka was cutoff after finishing only 6th in 21.40.

Along with Furuya the other men's hurdlers were also strong, both Tatsuhiro Yamamoto and Yoshiro Watanabe advancing in the 400 m hurdles with Watanabe winning his heat in a solid 51.10, and Taisei Ogino unexpectedly making it through in the 3000 m steeplechase.  Masaki Ejima rounded out the qualifiers in the men's pole vault, his fellow vaulter Keisuke Okubo and women's 400 m hurdler Haruko Ishizuka the only ones not to move on to Day Four.

World U20 Championships Day Three
Bydgoszcz, Poland, 7/21/16
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Men's 110 m Hurdles Final
1. Marcus Krah (U.S.A.) - 13.25 - PB
2. Amere Lattin (U.S.A.) - 13.30 - PB
3. Takumu Furuya (Japan) - 13.31 - NJR

Men's 200 m Heat 1 +1.3 m/s
1. Vladislav Grigoryev (Kazakhstan) - 21.02 - Q
2. Chun-Han Yang (Taiwan) - 21.11 - Q
3. Micaiah Harris (U.S.A.) - 21.19 - Q
4. Wataru Inuzuka (Japan) - 21.41 - Q

Men's 200 m Heat 4 -1.2 m/s
1. Clarence Munyai (South Africa) - 20.40 - Q
2. Cameron Tindle (Great Britain) - 20.78 - PB, Q
3. Jun Yamashita (Japan) - 20.89 - PB, Q

Men's 200 m Semi-Final 1 +1.5 m/s
1. Clarence Munyai (South Africa) - 20.54 - Q
2. Roger Gurski (Germany) - 20.64 - PB, Q
3. Jun Yamashita (Japan) - 20.67 - PB, Q

Men's 200 m Semi-Final 3 +2.0 m/s
1. Tlotliso Leotlela (South Africa) - 20.58 - Q
2. Nigel Ellis (Jamaica) - 20.78 - Q
3. Vladislav Grigoryev (Kazakhstan) - 21.08
6. Wataru Inuzuka (Japan) - 21.40

Men's 400 m Semi-Final 1
1. Karabo Sibanda (Botswana) - 45.15 - PB, Q
2. Kahmari Montgomery (U.S.A.) - 45.71 - Q
3. Anthony Zambrano (Colombia) - 45.81 - PB, q
4. Naoki Kitadani (Japan) - 46.41 - PB, q

Men's 400 m Semi-Final 2
1. Abdalelah Haroun (Qatar) - 45.55 - Q
2. Kazuki Matsukiyo (Japan) - 46.69 - PB, Q
3. Ivan Nunez (Mexico) - 47.00

Women's 400 m Hurdles Semi-Final 3
1. Anna Cockrell (U.S.A.) - 56.10 - Q
2. Shannon Kalawan (Jamaica) - 57.62 - Q
3. Haruko Ishizuka (Japan)

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 5
1. Mohamed Fares Jlassi (Tunisia) - 51.49 - PB, Q
2. Ned Justeen Azemia (Seychelles) - 51.50 - NJR, Q
3. Tatsuhiro Yamamoto (Japan) - 51.51 - Q

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 6
1. Yoshiro Watanabe (Japan) - 51.10 - Q
2. Dominik Hufnagl (Austria) - 51.72 - Q
3. Mohamed Reda Elbiladui (Morocco) - 53.34 - Q

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Heat 1
1. Genet Wale (Ethiopia) - 8:43.92 - PB, Q
2. Amos Kirui (Kenya) - 8:44.32 - Q
3. Yemane Haileselassie (Eritrea) - 8:46.31 - Q
5. Taisei Ogino (Japan) - 8:51.50 - Q

Men's Pole Vault Qualification Group A
1. Kurtis Marschall (Australia) - 5.30 m - q
2. Muntadher Falih Abdulwahid (Iraq) - 5.20 m - q
3. Adam Hague (Great Britain) - 5.20 m - q
11. Keisuke Okubo (Japan) - 5.10 m

Men's Pole Vault Qualification Group B
1. Christopher Nilsen (U.S.A.) - 5.20 m - q
2. Armand Duplantis (Sweden) - 5.20 m - q
3. Masaki Ejima (Japan) - 5.20 m - q

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