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Doha World Championships Day Six Japanese Results

2018 World U20 Championships 3000 m gold medalist Nozomi Tanaka delivered the top Japanese performance on the sixth day of the Doha World Championships. Running the first of two heats in the women's 5000 m, Tanaka started close to PB pace and hung as the pack got faster and faster. Only faltering in the last two laps when the top four women took off, Tanaka held off Canada's Andrea Seccafien and South Africa's Dominique Scott to take 6th, qualifying for the final on time with an 11-second PB and all-time Japanese #3 time of 15:04.66. Post-race she told Japanese media, "I was just hanging on to the back of the pack. In the final I want to run a race I can enjoy."

In the second heat, national champion Tomoka Kimura hung with the early slow pace but soon dropped back to finish last in 15:53.08. Her Shiseido teammate Melissa Duncan of Australia took 9th in 15:37.37 but fell short of qualifying for the final.

After running a PB of 45.14 in the first round of men's 400 m heats, national champion Julian Walsh ran another PB in the semi-finals. Walsh clocked 45.13 for 5th, not enough to make the final but a strong progression in a high-pressure situation. 110 m hurdles national record holder Shunya Takayama couldn't do the same, leading early in his semi-final but stumbling midway and finishing 6th in 13.58. National champion Nanaka Kori didn't make it out of her women's discus throw qualifying group, throwing 48.82 m for 15th. A last-minute addition after several rounds of confusion surrounding his place on the Japanese national team, Asian decathlon champion Keisuke Ushiro was 20th of 22 at the end of the first day of decathlon competition.

Doha World Athletics Championships

Day Six Japanese Results
Doha, Qatar, 2 Oct. 2019
complete results

Qualifying Rounds

Men's 400 m Semi-Final 3
1. Machel Cedeno (Trinidad & Tobago) - 44.41 - Q
2. Anthony Jose Zambrano (Colombia) - 44.55 - Q, NR
3. Akeem Bloomfield (Jamaica) - 44.77 - q
4. Julian Walsh (Japan) - 45.13 - PB
5. Rabah Yousif (Great Britain) - 45.15
6. Alphas Leken Kishoyian (Kenya) - 45.55
7. Michael Norman (U.S.A.) - 45.94
DNF - Yousef Karam (Kuwait)

Men's 110 m Hurdles Semi-Final 3 +0.6 m/s
1. Orlando Ortega (Spain) - 13.16 - Q
2. Milan Trajkovic (Cyprus) - 13.29 - Q
3. Antonio Alkana (South Africa) - 13.47
4. Konstantinos Douvalidis (Greece) - 13.56
5. Andrew Riley (Jamaica) - 13.57
6. Shunya Takayama (Japan) - 13.58
7. Wilhelm Belocian (France) - 13.68
8. Nicholas Hough (Australia) - 13.61

Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Hellen Obiri (Kenya) - 14:52.13 - Q
2. Karissa Schweizer (U.S.A.) - 14:52.41 - Q, PB
3. Hawi Feysa (Ethiopia) - 14:53.85 - Q
4. Elish McColgan (Great Britain) - 14:55.79 - Q
5. Camile Buscomb (New Zealand) - 15:02.19 - Q, PB
6. Nozomi Tanaka (Japan) - 15:04.66 - q, PB
7. Andrea Seccafien (Canada) - 15:04.67 - q, PB
8. Dominique Scott (South Africa) - 15:05.01 - q
9. Elinor Purrier (U.S.A.) - 15:08.02 - q
10. Sarah Chelangat (Uganda) - 15:19.90

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Tsehay Gemechu (Ethiopia) - 15:01.67 - Q
2. Konstanze Klosterhalfen (Germany) - 15:01.67 - Q
3. Margaret Chelimo Kipmeboi (Kenya) - 15:01.58 - Q
4. Lilian Kassit Rengeruk (Kenya) - 15:02.03 - Q
5. Laura Weightman (Great Britain) - 15:02.24 - Q
6. Fentu Worku (Ethiopia) - 15:02.74 - q
7. Anna Emilie Moller (Denmark) - 15:11.76
8. Rachel Schneider (U.S.A.) - 15:30.00
9. Melissa Duncan (Australia) - 15:37.37
10. Rachel Cliff (Canada) - 15:41.27
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13. Tomoka Kimura (Japan) - 15:53.08

Women's Discus Throw Qualification Group B
1. Denia Caballero (Cuba) - 65.86 m - Q
2. Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) - 65.20 m - Q
3. Laulauga Tausaga (U.S.A.) - 63.94 m - Q, PB
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15. Nanaka Kori (Japan) - 48.82 m

Men's Decathlon Day One Standings
1. Damien Warner (Canada) - 4513
2. Pierce Lepage (Canada) - 4486
3. Kevin Mayer (France) - 4483
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20. Keisuke Ushiro (Japan) - 3766

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