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Kitaguchi Lands Javelin Silver at Napoli Universiade

Following up the pair of silvers and single bronze medal on the first two days of track and field competition at the 2019 Napoli Summer Universiade, women's javelin national champion Haruka Kitaguchi (Nihon Univ.) was the only Japanese athlete to win a medal on the third and fourth day of the international competition, throwing 60.15 m to take silver behind Lithuanian gold medalist Liveta Jasiunaite's winning 60.36 m throw.

A gold medalist in the men's 4x100 m at the 2017 Universiade, Jun Yamashita (Tsukuba Univ.) was 0.03 from a bronze in the men's 200 m this time around, running 20.58 (+0.5 m/s) behind Ireland's Marcus Lawler. Paulo Andre Camilo (Brazil) won gold in 20.28. Masaki Toyoda (Hosei Univ.) was also 4th in the men's 400 m hurdles, running 49.27. Alison Santos (Brazil) led all three medalists under 49 seconds with a 48.57 for gold.

The three other Japanese finalists over the third and fourth days all finish 6th through 8th in their events. Track and field competition at the Napoli Universiade continues through Saturday.

Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade Japanese Results

Napoli, Italy, July 8-13
complete results

Men's 200 m Final - July 11 +0.5 m/s
1. Paulo Andre Camilo (Brazil) - 20.28
2. Chederick Van Wyk (South Africa) - 20.44
3. Marcus Lawler (Ireland) - 20.55
4. Jun Yamashita (Japan) - 20.58

Men's 400 m Final - July 10
1. Valente Mendoza Falcon (Mexico) - 45.63
2. Mikhail Litvin (Kazakhstan) - 45.77
3. Gardeo Edward Isaacs (South Africa) - 45.89
4. Danylo Danylenko (Ukraine) - 46.23
5. Wiktor Suwara (Poland) - 46.36
6. Mitsuki Kawauchi (Japan) - 46.62
7. Cheikh Tidiane Diouf (Senegal) - 46.64
8. Naoki Kitadani (Japan) - 46.69

Men's 400 m Hurdles Final - July 11
1. Alison Santos (Brazil) - 48.57
2. Sokwakhana Zazin (South Africa) - 48.73
3. Patryk Dobek (Poland) - 48.99
4. Masaki Toyoda (Japan) - 49.27

Women's Javelin Throw Final - July 10
1. Liveta Jasiunaite (Lithuania) - 60.36 m
2. Haruka Kitaguchi (Japan) - 60.15 m
3. Eda Tugsuz (Turkey) - 59.75 m
4. Reka Szilagyi (Hungary) - 59.02 m
5. Ling Dan Su (China) - 56.89 m

Men's Javelin Throw Final - July 11
1. Andrian Mardare (Moldova) - 82.40 m
2. Edis Matusevicius (Lithuania) - 80.07 m
3. Qun Ma (China) - 79.62 m
7. Gen Naganuma (Japan) - 75.37 m

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