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Japan Names National Team for 23rd Asian Athletics Championships

Japan has named a team featuring ten individual medalists from the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games to get an early taste of this year's World Championships  at April's Doha Asian Athletics Championships. Along with its gold medal-winning men's 4x100 m team, standouts include Jakarta gold medalists Yuki Koike (Sumitomo Denko) in the men's 200 m, Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) in the men's pole vault and Keisuke Ushiro (Kokushin Univ. AC) in the decathlon.

The women's long distance roster is strong, led by 2018 World U20 Championships 3000 m gold medalist Nozomi Tanaka (ND28 AC) in the 5000 m and the resurgent Hitomi Niiya (Nike Tokyo TC) in the 10000 m, while the most interesting name among the men is Jakarta 3000 m steeplechase bronze medalist Kazuya Shiojiri (Juntendo Univ.).

23rd Asian Athletics Championships

Japanese National Team
Doha, Qatar, Apr. 21-24, 2019
complete team listing
underlined athletes are 2018 Asian Games medalists

Women
Sprints
Chisato Fukushima (Seiko) - 100 m - 11.21 PB / 11.42 SB

Middle Distance
Yume Kitamura (Edion) - 800 m - 2:00.92 PB / 2:02.54 SB
Ayano Shiomi (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 800 m - 2:02.57 PB / 2:02.73 SB
Ran Urabe (Nike Tokyo TC) - 1500 m - 4:16.36 PB / SB
Ayako Jinnouchi (Kyudenko) - 1500 m - 4:10.08 PB / 4:16.80 SB

Long Distance
Nozomi Tanaka (ND28 AC) - 5000 m - 15:15.80 PB/SB
Tomomi Musembi Takamatsu (Meijo Univ.) - 5000 m - 15:26.76 PB/SB
Hitomi Niiya (Nike Tokyo TC) - 10000 m - 30:56.70 PB / 31:32.50 SB
Yuka Hori (Panasonic) - 10000 m - 31:48.93 PB/SB

Hurdles
Ayako Kimura (Edion) - 100 mH - 13.03 PB / 13.13 SB
Masumi Aoki (77 Ginko) - 100 mH - 13.17 PB / SB
Eri Washinomiya (Hasegawa AC) - 400 mH - 56.84 PB / SB
Sayaka Aoki (Toho Ginko) - 400 mH - 56.94 PB / 57.55 SB
Yukari Ishizawa (Edion) - 3000 mSC - 9:53.22 PB / SB
Yui Yabuta (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 3000 mSC - 9:58.89 PB / SB

Jumps
Sheriai Shida (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - high jump - 1.83 PB / SB
Haruka Nakano (Waseda Univ.) - high jump - 1.83 PB / 1.82 SB
Rena Tanaka (Kanonji Daiichi H.S.) - pole vault - 4.12 m PB / SB
Juri Nanbu (Chukyo Univ.) - pole vault - 4.09 m PB / SB
Ayaka Kora (Sonoda Gakuen H.S.) - long jump - 6.44 m PB / SB
Hitomi Nakano (Washoku Yamaguchi) - long jump - 6.44 m PB / 6.43 m SB
Kaede Miyasaka (Nippatsu) - triple jump - 13.52 PB / 13.15 SB

Throws
Nanaka Kori (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - shot put - 16.57 m PB / 16.11 m SB
Aya Ota (Fukuoka Univ. AC) - shot put - 16.47 m PB / 16.00 m SB
Nanaka Kori (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - discus throw - 54.74 m PB / SB
Maki Saito (Tsuruoka Kogyo H.S.) - discus throw - 52.38 m PB / SB
Hitomi Katsuyama (Oriko) - hammer throw - 65.32 m PB / SB
Akane Watanabe (Maruwa) - hammer throw - 66.79 m PB / 65.24 m SB
Marina Saito (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - javelin throw - 62.37 m PB / 60.71 m SB
Risa Miyashita (Osaka Taiiku Univ. TC) - javelin throw - 60.86 m PB / 60.71 m SB

Combined Events
Yuki Yamasaki (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - heptathlon - 5873 PB / SB
Meg Hemphill (Chuo Univ.) - heptathlon - 5907 PB / 5766 SB

Men
Sprints
Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 100 m - 10.00 PB / SB
Yoshihide Kiryu (Nihon Seimei) - 100 m - 9.98 PB / 10.10 SB
Yuki Koike (Sumitomo Denko) - 200 m - 20.23 PB / SB
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 200 m - 20.11 PB / 20.34 SB
Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 400 m - 45.35 PB / 45.63 SB

Middle Distance
Takumi Murashima (Fukui Sports Assoc.) - 800 m - 1:47.01 PB / SB
Sho Kawamoto (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 800 m - 1:45.75 PB / 1:47.16 SB
Ryoji Tatezawa (Tokai Univ.) - 1500 m - 3:40.49 PB / SB
Kazuyoshi Tamogami (Chuo Univ.) - 1500 m - 3:40.66 PB / SB

Long Distance
Hiroki Matsueda (Fujitsu) - 5000 m - 13:28.61 PB / 13:39.83 SB
Hazuma Hattori (Toenec) - 5000 m - 13:34.64 PB / 13:42.10 SB
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 10000 m - 27:29.74 PB / 27:55.85 SB
Hiroki Abe (Meiji Univ.) - 10000 m - 27:56.45 PB / SB

Hurdles
Taio Kanai (Mizuno) - 110 mH - 13.36 PB / SB
Shunya Takayama (Zenrin) - 110 mH - 13.44 PB / 13.46 SB
Takatoshi Abe (Descente TC) - 400 mH - 48.68 PB / SB
Takayuki Kishimoto (Fujitsu) - 400 mH - 48.41 PB / 49.30 SB
Kazuya Shiojiri (Juntendo Univ.) - 3000 mSC - 8:29.13 PB / SB
Kosei Yamaguchi (Aisan Kogyo) - 3000 mSC - 8:30.98 PB / SB

Jumps
Naoto Tobe (Tsukuba TC) - high jump - 2.35 m indoor PB / SB
Takashi Eto (Ajinomoto AGF) - high jump - 2.30 m PB / 2.28 m SB
Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - pole vault - 5.75 PB / 5.70 m SB
Masaki Ejima (Nihon Univ.) - pole vault - 5.65 m PB / 5.55 m SB
Yuki Hashioka (NIhon Univ.) - long jump - 8.09 m PB / SB
Shotaro Shiroyama (Zenrin) - long jump - 8.01 m PB / 7.98 m SB
Kohei Yamashita (ANA) - triple jump - 16.86 m PB / 16.59 m SB
Ryoma Yamamoto (JAL) - triple jump - 16.87 m PB / 16.59 m SB

Throws
Daichi Nakamura (Mizuno) - shot put - 18.85 m PB / SB
Masateru Yugami (Toyota) - discus throw - 62.16 m PB / SB
Shigeyuki Maisawa (Orico) - discus throw - 58.53 m PB / 56.93 m SB
Kunihiro Sumi (Kobayashi Create) - hammer throw - 70.63 m PB / SB
Yudai Kimura (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - hammer throw - 70.06 m PB / 69.58 m SB
Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - javelin throw - 86.83 m PB / 80.83 m SB
Takuto Kominami (Tsukuba Univ.) - javelin throw - 80.18 m PB / 80.18 m SB

Combined Events
Keisuke Ushiro (Kokushin Univ. AC) - decathlon - 8308 PB / 7948 SB
Akihko Nakamura (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - decathlon - 8180 PB / 7849 SB

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