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Katsuyama Throws Bronze - Asian Games Athletics Day One Japanese Results



Following Hiroto Inoue's morning gold medal in the men's marathon, the first evening session of athletics at the Jakarta Asian Games was capped by a surprise bronze in the women's hammer throw by Hitomi Katsuyama. Katsuyama's throw of 62.95 m was 8 meters or more off the Chinese top two Na Luo and Zheng Wang and was nearly overtaken by teammate Akane Watanabe's 62.45 m but was enough for her to go home with hardware in an an event that's usually something of a weakness.

The day's only other final to feature a Japanese athlete, the women's 10000 m was out of the league of lone Japanese entrant Yuka Hori. After a series of delays involving missing numbers, an extra athlete and removal of a rear bib, Hori did much of the leading, dropped by surges twice and taking her time overtaking those ahead both times to end up 7th in  32:42.73. In an exciting race up front Darla Maslova of Kyrgyzstan outkicked Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Chumba and Deshun Zheng of China to take gold in 32:07.23. Defending champ Alia Mohammed of the U.A.E. was only 4th in 32:18.32.

Halfway through the decathlon, Japan's Akihiko Nakamura and Keisuke Ushiro stood in 3rd and 4th just behind China's Kewei Gong. Suttisak Singkhon of Thailand had a commanding lead of more than 200 points over Gong.

With one exception every Japanese athlete got through their qualification and/or semifinal rounds on Day One, the men's jumps particular strong with leads from Yuki Hashioka in the long jump and Naoto Tobe and Takashi Eto in the high jump. The only one not to advance was women's 100 m national record holder Chisato Fukushima, who failed to get out of her first round heat after running only 11.99. Post-race Fukushima admitted that she wasn't as prepared as she had hoped and would try to regroup for the 200 m, where she also holds the national record.

Jakarta Asian Games Day One Japanese Results

Jakarta, Indonesia, 8/25/18
complete results

Women's 10000 m Final
1. Darla Maslova (Kyrgyzstan) - 32:07.23
2. Eunice Chumba (Bahrain) - 32:11.12
3. Deshun Zhang (China) - 32:12.78 - PB
4. Alia Mohammed (U.A.E.) - 32:18.32
5. Shitaye Habtegebrel (Bahrain) - 32:30.24
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7. Yuka Hori (Japan) - 32:42.73

Women's Hammer Throw Final
1. Na Luo (China) - 71.42 m
2. Zheng Wang (China) - 70.86 m
3. Hitomi Katsuyama (Japan) - 62.95 m
4. Akane Watanabe (Japan) - 62.45 m
5. Sarita Romit Singh (India) - 62.03 m

Men's Decathlon Intermediate Scores
1. Suttisak Singkhon (Thailand) - 4239
2. Kewei Gong (China) - 4033
3. Akihiko Nakamura (Japan) - 3983
4. Keisuke Ushiro (Japan) - 3946
5. Aries Toledo (Phillippines) - 3865

Women's 100 m Qualification Standings
1. Yongli Wei (China) - 11.32 - Q, Heat 3
2. Hajar Alkhaldi (Bahrain) - 11.35 - Q, Heat 3
3. Dutee Chand (India) - 11.38 - Q, Heat 2
4. Xiaojing Liang (China) - 11.46 - Q, Heat 4
4. Olga Safronova (Kazakhstan) - 11.46 - Q, Heat 2
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16. Kana Ichikawa (Japan) - 11.94 - q, Heat 4
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20. Chisato Fukushima (Japan) - 11.99 - Heat 1

Men's 100 m Qualification Standings
1. Chun Han Yang (Taiwan) - 10.13 - Q, Heat 2
2. Abdullah Abkar Mohammed (Saudia Arabia) - 10.15 - Q, Heat 5
3. Tosin Ogunode (Qatar) - 10.16 - Q, Heat 1
4. Ryota Yamagata (Japan) - 10.19 - Q, Heat 1
5. Barakat Mubarak Mabrook Al Harthi (Oman) - 10.21 - Q, Heat 5
6. Aska Cambridge (Japan) - 10.23 - Q, Heat 2

Men's 400 m Semifinal Standings
1. Muhammed Anas Yahiya (India) - 45.30 - Q, Heat 2
2. Abbas Abbas (Bahrain) - 45.59 - Q, Heat 1
3. Abdalelah Hassan (Qatar) - 45.83 - Q, Heat 3
4. Julian Walsh (Japan) - 46.01 - Q, Heat 2
5. Ali Khamis (Bahrain) - 46.07 - Q, Heat 3
6. Arokiarajiv (India) - 46.08 - Q, Heat 1
7. Mikhail Litvin (Kazakhstan) - 46.12 - q, Heat 3
8. Kalinga Kumarage Hewa Kumarage (Sri Lanka) - 46.21 - q, Heat 2

Women's 100 m Hurdles Semifinal Standings
1. Hyelim Jung (South Korea) - 13.17 - Q, Heat 2
2. Emilia Nova (Indonesia) - 13.43 - Q, Heat 1
3. Masumi Aoki (Japan) - 13.48 - Q, Heat 1
4. Lai Yiu Lui (Hong Kong) - 13.52 - q, Heat 1
5. Dou Wang (China) - 13.58 - Q, Heat 2
6. Anastassiya Vinogradova (Kazakhstan) - 13.74 - Q, Heat 3
7. Hsien Hsieh (Taiwan) - 13.75 - q, Heat 2
8. Hitomi Shimura (Japan) - 13.87 - Q, Heat 3

Men's High Jump Qualification Group A
1. Long Bai (China) - 2.15 m
1. Naoto Tobe (Japan) - 2.15 m
1. Sanghyeok Woo (South Korea) - 2.15 m
4. Chun Shien Hsiang (Taiwan) - 2.15 m
5. Anton Bodnar (Kazakhstan) - 2.15 m
5. Hup Wei Lee (Malaysia) - 2.15 m

Men's High Jump Qualification Group B
1. Takashi Eto (Japan) - 2.15 m
1. Nauraj Singh Ranghawa (Malaysia) - 2.15 m
1. Yu Wang (China) - 2.15 m
4. Majd Eddin Ghzal (Syria) - 2.15 m
5. Chethan Balasubramanya (India) - 2.15 m
5. Mahamat Hamdi (Qatar) - 2.15 m
7. Dmitriy Melsitov (Uzbekistan) - 2.15 m

Men's Long Jump Qualification
1. Yuki Hashioka (Japan) - 8.03 m +0.0 m/s - Q
2. Jianan Wang (China) - 7.89 m +0.2 m/s - Q
3. Yaoguang Zhang (China) - 7.84 m +0.7 m/s - Q
4. Sreeshankar (India) - 7.83 m +0.2 m/s - Q
5. Sapwaturrahman Sapwaturrahman (Indonesia) - 7.74 m +0.2 m/s - q, PB
6. Shotaro Shiroyama (Japan) - 7.74 m +0.0 m/s - q

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