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World U20 Championships - Day Two Japanese Results

by Brett Larner



In a super-fast women's 3000 m that saw winner Beyenu Degefa (Ethiopia) break the World U20 Championships record in 8:41.76 and silver and bronze medalists Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa (Bahrain) and Konstanza Klosterhalfen (Germany) run national junior records, Japan's Nozomi Tanaka ran a PB of 9:01.16 for 8th, well out of the medals but ticking another box on the JAAF's target number of top eight finishes.  Wakana Kabasawa was next, 9th in 9:10.20.  The daughter of sub-2:30 amateur marathoner Chihiro Tanaka, Tanaka came in at #7 on the all-time Japanese junior list, only the second runner after 1500 m national record holder Yuriko Kobayashi to make the all-time lists for both 1500 m and 3000 m.  In the men's long jump final Yuki Hashioka came up short of a top eight placing, jumping 7.31 m for 10th.



The day's biggest success came from hurdler Takumu Furuya, who ran a PB 13.40 to win his 110 mH heat before returning to win again in the semi-finals in 13.41.  Teammate Pap Demba Hiramatsu also made it through to the semi-finals but failed to advance to the final.  In the men's high jump, Yuji Hiramatsu won his qualification group after clearing 2.16 m on his first attempt.  Both Kazuki Matsukiyo and Naoki Kitadani advanced to the men's 400 m semi-finals, finishing 2nd and 3rd in their heats.  2015 national high school champion Haruko Ishizuka did the same in the women's 400 m hurdles, finishing 3rd in her heat to move on to the semi-finals.  2014 and 2015 national high school champion Kenta Oshima and teammate Ippei Takeda were both stopped in the men's 100 m semis, Oshima finishing 4th in his semi-final in 10.43 and Takeda 6th in his in 10.56.

World U20 Championships Day Two
Bydgoszcz, Poland, 7/20/16
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Women's 3000 m Final
1. Beyenu Degefa (Ethiopia) - 8:41.76 - MR
2. Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa (Bahrain) - 8:46.42 - NJR
3. Konstanza Klosterhalfen (Germany) - 8:46.74 - NJR
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8. Nozomi Tanaka (Japan) - 9:01.16 - PB
9. Wakana Kabasawa (Japan) - 9:10.20

Men's Long Jump Final
1. Maykel Masso (Cuba) - 8.00 m -1.8 m/s
2. Miltadis Tentoglou (Greece) - 7.91 m -0.4 m/s
3. Darcy Roper (Australia) - 7.88 m -1.0 m/s
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10. Yuki Hashioka (Japan) - 7.31 m -0.5 m/s

Men's 100 m Semi-Final 1
1. Filippo Tortu (Italy) - 10.26 - Q
2. Mario Burke (Barbados) - 10.34 - Q
3. Raheem Chambers (Jamaica) - 10.36 - q
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4. Kenta Oshima (Japan) - 10.43

Men's 100 m Semi-Final 2
1. Noah Lyles (U.S.A.) - 10.22 - Q
2. Derick Silva (Brazil) - 10.37 - Q
3. Oliver Bromby (Great Britain) - 10.37 - PB
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6. Ippei Takeda (Japan) - 10.56

Men's 400 m Heat 2
1. Christopher Taylor (Jamaica) - 46.73 - Q
2. Kazuki Matsukiyo (Japan) - 46.78 - Q
3. Anthony Zambrano (Colombia) - 47.18 - Q

Men's 400 m Heat 3
1. Baboloki Thebe (Botswana) - 46.25 - Q
2. Luis Charles (Dominican Republic) - 47.09 - Q
3. Naoki Kitadani (Japan) - 47.32 - Q

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat 6
1. Takumu Furuya (Japan) - 13.40 - PB, Q
2. Dawid Zebrowski (Poland) - 13.48 - PB, Q
3. James Weaver (Great Britain) - 13.65 - Q

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat 7
1. Marcus Krah (U.S.A.) - 13.48 - Q
2. Pap Demba Hiramatsu (Japan) - 13.59 - PB, Q
3. Max Hrelia (Sweden) - 13.66 - NJR, Q

Men's 110 m Hurdles Semi-Final 1
1. Takumu Furuya (Japan) - 13.41 - Q
2. Matthew Treston (Great Britain) - 13.70 - Q
3. Juan Pablo Germain (Chile) - 13.72

Men's 110 m Hurdles Semi-Final 2
1. Marcus Krah (U.S.A.) - 13.36 - Q
2. James Weaver (Great Britain) - 13.40 - Q
3. Max Hrelia (Sweden) - 13.61 - NJR
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7. Pap Demba Hiramatsu (Japan) - 19.52

Womens 400 m Hurdles Heat 1
1. Eileen Demes (Germany) - 57.77 - PB, Q
2. Anais Seiller (France) - 58.44 - PB, Q
3. Haruko Ishizuka (Japan) - 58.66 - Q

Womens 400 m Hurdles Heat 3
1. Xahria Santiago (Canada) - 58.48 - Q
2. Julie Hounsinou (France) - 58.65 - PB, Q
3. Karoline Maria Sauer (Germany) - 59.37 - Q
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7. Mizuki Murakami (Japan) - 1:01.78

Men's High Jump Qualification Group A
1. Oleksandr Barannikov (Ukraine) - 2.16 m - q
2. Mohamat Alamine Hamoi (Qatar) - 2.16 m - q
3. Alperen Acet (Turkey) - 2.16 m - PB, q
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10. Keitaro Fujita (Japan) - 2.09 m

Men's High Jump Qualification Group B
1. Yuji Hiramatsu (Japan) - 2.16 m - q
2. Tom Gale (Great Britain) - 2.16 m - q
3. Maksim Nedasekau (Belarus) - 2.16 m - q

Men's Triple Jump Qualification Group B
1. Lazaro Martinez (Cuba) - 16.49 m +1.4 m/s - Q
2. Philipp Kronsteiner (Austria) - 16.19 m +0.9 m/s - NJR, Q
3. Jordan Scott (Jamaica) - 15.99 m +0.5 m/s - q
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9. Mutsuki Harada (Japan) - 15.70 m +1.4 m/s

Women's Shot Put Qualification Group B
1. Jiayuan Song (China) - 16.17 m - Q
2. Alina Kenzel (Germany) - 16.04 m - Q
3. Elena Bruckner (U.S.A.) - 15.50 m - Q
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5. Nanaka Kori (Japan) - 14.63 m

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