31st Olympic Games (2016 / Rio de Janeiro)
Addition to Japanese Olympic Team
Following an invitation from the IAAF to run in the men's 3000 m steeplechase at the 31st Olympic Games to be held Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we wish to announce that Kazuya Shiojiri (Juntendo University) has been added to the Japanese Olympic Team.
Kazuya Shiojiri: Born Nov. 8, 1996. 170 cm, 53 kg. PB: 8:31.89 (2016)
Comments from Shiojiri: This is all happening suddenly so I'm at a bit of a loss, but I'm very honored to get to run. I will give it everything I have in the race.