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London World Championships - Day Four Japanese Results

Rio Olympics 4x100 m silver medalist Shota Iizuka made his first appearance at the 2017 London World Championships on its fourth day of competition, getting through to the 200 m semifinals after two other athletes in his heat were disqualified for lane violations. 18-year-old national champion Abdul Hakim Sani Brown bounced back from a disappointing 100 m semifinal to join Iizuka in the 200 m semis, finishing 2nd in his heat behind Jamaica's Yohan Blake.

In the men's 400 m hurdles, national champion Takatoshi Abe missed the final after having run well in the opening round heats, finishing only 5th in his semifinal in 49.93 when he hit a hurdle at the end end of the final curve. In the men's triple jump, national champion Ryoma Yamamoto finished last in his qualifying group and failed to move on to the final.

London World Championships Day Four Japanese Results

London, England, 8/7/17
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Men's 200 m Heat 1 (-0.5 m/s)
1. Yohan Blake (Jamaica) - 20.39 - Q
2. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) - 20.52 - Q
3. Alex Wilson (Switzerland) - 20.54 - Q

Men's 200 m Heat 7 (+0.7 m/s)
1. Nethaneal Mitchell-Blake (Great Britain) - 20.08 - Q
2. Shota Iizuka (Japan) - 20.58 - Q
3. Winstron George (Guyana) - 20.61 - Q

Men's 400 m Hurdles Semi-Final 2
1. TJ Holmes (U.S.A.) - 49.12 - Q
2. Kariem Hussein (Switzerland) - 49.13 - Q
3. Jaheel Hyde (Jamaica) - 49.75
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5. Takatoshi Abe (Japan) - 49.93

Men's Triple Jump Qualifying Group A
1. Chris Benard (U.S.A.) - 17.20 m +0.2 m/s
2. Christian Taylor (U.S.A.) - 17.15 m +0.3 m/s
3. Andy Diaz (Cuba) - 16.96 m +0.2 m/s
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15. Ryoma Yamamoto (Japan) - 16.01 m -0.5 m/s

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