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JAAF Announces Preliminary Team for London World Championships


A day after the end of the 2017 Japanese National Track and Field Championships, the JAAF announced its preliminary team for August's London World Championships. No men made the team in long distance, while no women were named in any event except long distance. Top-placing athletes at the National Championships have until July 23 to chase standards in hope of being added to the team, but excluding the marathon and race walk, the team as announced on June 26:

Women's Long Distance
Rina Nabeshima (Japan Post) - 5000 m
Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 5000 m / 10000 m
Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 10000 m
Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 10000 m

Men's Sprints
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 100 m / 200 m
Shuhei Tada (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) - 100 m
Aska Cambridge (Nike) - 100 m
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 200 m
Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 400 m

Additional Relay Members
Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 4x100 m
Kenji Fujimitsu (Zenrin) - 4x100 m
Kentaro Sato (Fujitsu) - 4x400 m
Kazushi Kimura (Yondenko) - 4x400 m

Men's Hurdles
Shunya Takayama (Zenrin) - 110 mH
Genta Masuno (Yamada Denki) - 110 mH
Hideki Omuro (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 110 mH
Takatoshi Abe (Descente AC) - 400 mH

Men's Jumps
Takashi Eto (AGF) - high jump
Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - pole vault
Hiroki Ogita (Miuzno) - pole vault
Ryoma Yamamoto (Juntendo Univ.) - triple jump

Men's Combined Events
Akihiko Nakamura (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - decathlon
Keisuke Ushiro (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - decathlon

Also introduced were ASICS' new Japanese national team uniforms for London, pictured below.


© 2017 Brett Larner, all rights reserved

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