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Complete Japanese Roster for London World Championships

After some last-minute qualifications and IAAF invitations, Japan will field a team of 50 including three alternates for next week's London World Championships. Javelin throw national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) was named captain of the women's team of 14, with marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref. Gov't) captaining the men's team of 36. The complete Japanese roster with best times within the London qualifying window:

Men's Sprints
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 100 m / 200 m  10.05 / 20.32
Shuhei Tada (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) - 100 m - 10.08
Aska Cambridge (Nike) - 100 m - 10.08
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 200 m - 20.40
Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 400 m - 45.48

Additional Relay Members
Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 4x100 m - 10.04
Kenji Fujimitsu (Zenrin) - 4x100 m - 20.47
Kazushi Kimura (Yondenko) - 4x400 m - 45.54
Kentaro Sato (Fujitsu) - 4x400 m - 45.67
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 4x400 m - 45.76
Kosuke Horii (Sumitomo Denko) - 4x400 m - 45.88

Women's Long Distance
Rina Nabeshima (Japan Post) - 5000 m - 15:19.87
Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 5000 m / 10000 m - 15:20.50 / 31:18.16
Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 10000 m - 31:38.80
Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 10000 m - 31:39.41

Men's Long Distance
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 3000 mSC - 8:29.05

Women's Hurdles
Hitomi  Shimura (Toho Ginko) - 100 mH - 13.03
Ayako Kimura (Edion) - 100 mH - 13.06

Men's Hurdles
Genta Masuno (Yamada Denki) - 110 mH - 13.40
Shunya Takayama (Zenrin) - 110 mH - 13.44
Hideki Omuro (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 110 mH - 13.48
Takatoshi Abe (Descente AC) - 400 mH - 48.94
Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 400 mH - 49.33
Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 400 mH - 49.35

Men's Jumps
Takashi Eto (AGF) - high jump - 2.30 m
Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - pole vault - 5.71 m
Hiroki Ogita (Miuzno) - pole vault - 5.70 m
Ryoma Yamamoto (Juntendo Univ.) - triple jump - 16.87 m

Women's Throws
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - javelin throw - 61.95 m - captain
Marina Saito (Kokushikan Univ.) - javelin throw - 61.07 m
Risa Miyashita (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - javelin throw - 60.03 m

Men's Throws
Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - javelin throw - 82.13 m

Men's Combined Events
Akihiko Nakamura (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - decathlon - 8180
Keisuke Ushiro (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - decathlon - 8160

Women's Race Walks
Kumiko Okada (Bic Camera) - 20 kmRW - 1:29:40

Men's Race Walks
Eiki Takahashi (Fujitsu) - 20 kmRW - 1:18:18
Isamu Fujisawa (Alsok) - 20 kmRW - 1:18:23
Daisuke Matsunaga (Fujitsu) - 20 kmRW - 1:18:53
Toshikazu Yamanishi (Kyoto Univ.) - 20 kmRW - 1:19:03 (alternate)
Hirooki Arai (SDF Academy) - 50 kmRW - 3:40:20
Kai Kobayashi (Bic Camera) - 50 kmRW - 3:42:08
Satoshi Maruo (Aichi Seiko) - 50 kmRW - 3:49:17

Women's Marathon
Yuka Ando (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 2:21:36
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 2:23:47
Risa Shigetomo (Tenmaya) - 2:24:22
Misato Horie (Noritz) - 2:25:44 (alternate)

Men's Marathon
Hiroto Inoue (MHPS) - 2:08:22
Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref. Gov't) - 2:09:01 - captain
Kentaro Nakamoto (Yasukawa Denki) - 2:09:32
Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Konica Minolta) - 2:09:12 (alternate)

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