Skip to main content

The Bronze Age - Asian Games Athletics Day Three Japanese Results

Bronze was the color of Japan's luck on the third day of athletics competition at the Jakarta Asian Games, with three Japanese athletes medaling in jumps and hurdles. Takatoshi Abe was a favorite to medal in the men's 400 m hurdles, no match for championships record-breaking Qatari Abderrahman Samba but running a strong 2nd throughout the race. Coming into the home straight Abe had a sizable lead over Taiwan's Chen Chieh and Indian Dharun Ayyasamy, but as he came off the bend he began to tie up. Ayyasamy saw his chance and kicked hard, catching Abe just before the line to take silver and knock Abe back to bronze.

One of Japan's strongest medal contenders, Naoto Tobe had something of an off day in the men's high jump, struggling to clear 2.24 m and tying for bronze with Syrian Majd Eddin Ghzal while winner Yu Wang of China went on to clear 2.30 m. Takashi Eto cleared 2.24 m on his final attempt to move into 6th but passed on the subsequent heights with an apparent injury.

The surprise third medal came in the men's 3000 m steeplechase. Hakone Ekiden runner Kazuya Shiojiri, a Rio Olympian in the steeple but versatile at other distances with bests of 13:33.14, 27:47.87 and 1:02:46, came out aggressively and led the race the entire way to the last lap. Iran's Hossein Keyhan and Qatari Yaser Bagharab went by at the bell and it looked like Shiojiri would be swallowed up by the Kenyan-born Bahraini duo and others right behind him, but digging deep he held them off to take bronze in 8:29.42, a fraction of a second off the PB he set in winning June's National Championships. Keyhan's last kick was stunning, opening 6 seconds on Bagharab to win gold in an Asian Games record 8:22.79. Japan's Kosei Yamaguchi was 9th in 8:47.41.

The men's javelin silver medalist last time in Incheon, this year Ryohei Arai could manage no better than 75.24 for 7th. Eri Utsunomiya was also 7th in the women's 400 m hurdles, with Yukari Ishizawa 8th in the women's 3000 m steeplechase. Among qualifiers, in the women's 800 m both Ayano Shiomi and Yume Kitamura made it to the final while in the men's 800 m only national record holder Sho Kawamoto went on, the slowest time qualifier but recording the 4th-fastest time going into the final. Both Taio Kanai and Shunya Takayama qualified for the final in the men's 110 m hurdles.

Jakarta Asian Games Day Three Japanese Results

Jakarta, Indonesia, 8/27/18
complete results

Women's 3000 m Steeplechase Final
1. Winifred Yavi (Bahrain) - 9:36.52
2. Sudha Singh (India) - 9:40.03
3. Tri Qanh Nguyen (Vietnam) - 9:43.83
4. Xinyan Zhang (China) - 9:46.30
5. Shuangshuang Xu (China) - 9:47.42 - PB
8. Yukari Ishizawa (Japan) - 10:13.53

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Final
1. Hossein Keyhan (Iran) - 8:22.79 - MR
2. Yaser Bagharab (Qatar) - 8:28.21
3. Kazuya Shiojiri (Japan) - 8:29.42
4. John Koech (Bahrain) - 8:32.72
5. Hashim Mohamed (Qatar) - 8:35.40
9. Kosei Yamaguchi (Japan) - 8:47.41

Women's 400 m Hurdles Final
1. Oluwakemi Adekoya (Bahrain) - 54.48 - MR
2. Thi Lan Quach (Vietnam) - 55.30 - PB
3. Aminat Jamal (Bahrain) - 55.65
4. Anu Raghavan (India) - 56.92
5. Yan Huang (China) - 57.48
5. Juana Murmu (India) - 57.48
7. Eri Utsunomiya (Japan) - 58.97
8. Dipna Lim Prasad (Singapore) - 59.68

Men's 400 m Hurdles Final
1. Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) - 47.66 - MR
2. Dharun Ayyasamy (India) - 48.96 - PB
3. Takatoshi Abe (Japan) - 49.12
4. Chieh Chen (Taiwan) - 49.62
5. Santosh Kumar Tamilarasan (India) - 49.66
6. Dmitriy Koblov (Kazakhstan) - 50.60
7. Eric Shauwn Cray (Phillippines) - 51.53
8. Seh Yun Han (South Korea) - 51.65

Men's High Jump Final
1. Yu Wang (China) - 2.30 m
2. Sang Hyeok Woo (South Korea) - 2.28 m
3. Naoto Tobe (Japan) - 2.24 m
3. Majd Eddin Ghzal (Syria) - 2.24 m
5. Mahamat Hamdi (Qatar) - 2.24 m
6. Takashi Eto (Japan) - 2.24 m

Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Neeraj Chopra (India) - 88.06 m
2. Qizhen Liu (China) - 82.22 m - PB
3. Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) - 80.75 m
4. Qun Ma (China) - 80.46 m
5. Chao Tsun Cheng (Taiwan) - 79.81 m
7. Ryohei Arai (Japan) - 75.24 m

Women's 800 m Semifinal Standings
1. Marta Yota (Bahrain) - 2:04.35 - Q, Heat 1
2. Ayano Shiomi (Japan) - 2:04.46 - QHeat 1
3. Margarita Mukasheva (Kazakhstan) - 2:04.52 - qHeat 1
4. Manal El Bahraoul (Bahrain) - 2:05.23 - QHeat 3
5. Yume Kitamura (Japan) - 2:05.31 - QHeat 3
6. Gayanthika Artigala (Sri Lanka) - 2:06.31 - qHeat 3
8. Chunyu Wang (China) - 2:08.99 - QHeat 2
11. Thi Ly Vu (Vietnam) - 2:10.50 - QHeat 2

Men's 800 m Semifinal Standings
1. Jinson Johnson (India) - 1:47.39 - Q, Heat 1
2. Jamal Hairana (Qatar) - 1:47.45 - QHeat 1
3. Indunil H.E.M.I.G. (Sri Lanka) - 1:47.54 - qHeat 1
4. Sho Kawamoto (Japan) - 1:48.07 - qHeat 1
5. Abraham Rotich (Bahrain) - 1:48.24 - QHeat 2
6. Abubaker Abdalla (Qatar) - 1:48.25 - QHeat 3
7. Amir Moradi (Iran) - 1:48.31 - QHeat 2
8. Singh Manjit (India) - 1:48.64 - QHeat 3
10. Takumi Murashima (Japan) - 1:48.36, Heat 2

Men's 110 m Hurdles Semifinal Standings
1. Ahmed Khader Al Muwallad (Saudi Arabia) - 13.51 - Q, Heat 3
2. Kueiru Chen (Taiwan) - 13.63 - QHeat 3
3. Wenjun Xie (China) - 13.64 - QHeat 1
4. Byoung Jun Kim (South Korea) - 13.73 - qHeat 3
5. Jianhang Zeng (China) - 13.78 - qHeat 3
6. Taio Kanai (Japan) - 13.81 - QHeat 1
8. Shunya Takayama (Japan) - 13.84 - QHeat 2
9. Weiting Yang (Taiwan) - 13.86 - QHeat 2

© 2018 Brett Larner, all rights reserved

Buy Me A Coffee


TokyoRacer said…
The Bronze Age — good, Brett!

Most-Read This Week

Tokyo Marathon Cancels Mass Participation Race, To Go Ahead as Elite-Only Event (updated)

Update: The Mar. 8 Nagoya Women's Marathon, the world's largest women-only marathon, is now also looking at canceling its mass-participation division.

In response to the spread of the coronavirus within Japan, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation has decided to cancel the Mar. 1 Tokyo Marathon's 38,000-runner mass-participation race. Founded in 2007, the Tokyo Marathon is Japan's largest mass-participation marathon, with more than a million spectators along its course every year. A men's Olympic marathon team selection race, this year's Tokyo Marathon will be an unusual spectacle with only 200 elite runners including national record holder Suguru Osako (Nike) and previous record holder Yuta Shitara (Honda).

The Tokyo Marathon Foundation is also looking at significantly cutting back the activities of the 11,000 volunteers involved in the event's operations. On Feb. 1 the Foundation already asked roughly 1,800 participants living in China to refrain from taking part…

Tokyo Marathon Looking at Cutting General Division in Response to Coronavirus (updated)

Update: The Tokyo Marathon's mass-participation race has been canceled. More information here.

It has been learned that the Tokyo Marathon Foundation is considering cutting back on the number of runners in the Mar. 1 Tokyo Marathon in response to the continued spread of the coronavirus. According to a spokesperson, the Foundation is said to be considering options including reducing the number of participants and completely canceling the mass participation race.

The Tokyo Marathon has the largest number of participants of any marathon in Japan, with around 40,000 people entered for this year's race. As an Olympic selection race for men, the elite field in Tokyo this year includes national record holder Suguru Osako and previous national record holder Yuta Shitara.

The Foundation and metropolitan government had previously announced plans to distribute masks to runners who wished to use them. But in light of the continued spread of the coronavirus after that announcement, discuss…

Nagoya Women's Marathon Considering Canceling Mass Participation Race

In the wake of the Tokyo Marathon's cancelation of its mass-participation race, on Feb. 17 it was learned that the Mar. 8 Nagoya Women's Marathon, which like Tokyo features a format combining an elite selection race for the 2020 Olympic team with a mass-participation race, is examining whether it will be possible to still stage the mass-participation component of its event.

Following the Tokyo Marathon's announcement earlier in the day that it was canceling its mass-participation race over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Nagoya's organizers were inundated with inquiries from the media and amateur runners entered in the race. The organizers say that they hope to reach a decision and make an announcement as soon as possible.

The largest women-only marathon in the world, as of Feb. 13 Nagoya has 24,002 entrants total this year, 137 in its elite division and 23,865 in its general division. Along with Nagoya, organizers are also examining the feasibility of s…