Tokyo Paralympics track and field continued Saturday at the main Olympic Stadium.
In the men's T63 long jump, 39-year-old Atsushi Yamamoto set an Asian Record 6.75 m (-0.2) on his fifth attempt to briefly move into the bronze medal position before being bumped back down to 4th. Junta Kosuda jumped two PBs in a row on his last two attempts to take 7th overall with a 5.95 m (+0.1).© 2021 Brett Larner, all rights reserved
The only Japanese woman to make the T47 400 m final, Sae Tsuji placed 5th in 58.98.
In the women's T64 long jump, two Japanese athletes made the top eight. Maya Nakanishi jumped 5.27 m (+0.2) on her fifth attempt to take 6th, 0.35 m out of the medals. Saki Takakuwa took 8th with a jump of 4.88 m (+0.5) on her second attempt. Fleur Jong of the Netherlands set a world record of 6.16 m to take the gold medal.
Masayuki Higuchi finished 8th in the men's T54 5000 m final, clocking 10:31.28 after going almost 20 seconds faster in the qualifying heats. Higuchi was just 0.78 out of the bronze medal position.
Track and field at the Tokyo Paralympics continues through Sept. 5.