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Izumiya Takes Hurdles Bronze - World U20 Championships Day Three Japanese Results



After yesterday's solid haul of gold and silver medals, Shunsuke Izumiya added a bronze medal to the mix in the men's 110 m hurdles at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Quick out of the blocks, Izumiya led the first few hurdles before being caught by Jamaican duo Damion Thomas and Orlando Bennett. But a PB run of 13.38 was enough to keep Izumiya in the medals, the only one of the day for Japan.

In the two other finals with Japanese athletes, Ayaka Kawata took 6th in the women's 800 m in 2:03.57 well back from the championships record 1:59.74 by gold medalist Diribe Welteji of Ethiopia. Maki Saito took 8th in the women's discus throw with a mark of 50.10 m, both she and Kawata factoring into the JAAF's target number of top eight placers.

No Japanese athletes made it through the day's semifinals, both Keigo Yasuda and Koji Ueyama stopped there in the men's 200 m and Moeka Sekimoto likewise not advancing out of the women's 400 m hurdles semis. Yusuke Shirao had better luck in the opening round heats of the men's 400 m hurdles, taking 2nd in his heat in 52.09. Takumi Yoshida was also strong in the men's 3000 m steeplechase, making the final with a time of 8:56.64. Both Naoki Higashi and Kyohei Tomori made the men's high jump final, with Ayaka Kora making it a good day for jumps all around as she made the women's long jump final.

World U20 Championships Day Three Japanese Results

Tampere, Finland, 7/12/18
complete results

Finals
Women's 800 m Final
1. Diribe Welteji (Ethiopia) - 1:59.74 - MR
2. Carley Thomas (Australia) - 2:01.13 - PB
3. Delia Sclabas (Switzerland) - 2:01.29 - U20 NR
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6. Ayaka Kawata (Japan) - 2:03.57

Men's 110 m Hurdles Fiinal +0.3 m/s
1. Damion Thomas (Jamaica) - 13.16
2. Orlando Bennett (Jamaica) - 13.33
3. Shunsuke Izumiya (Japan) - 13.38 - PB

Women's Discus Throw Final
1. Alexandra Emilianov (Moldova) - 57.89 m
2. Helena Leveelahti (Finland) - 56.80 m - U20 NR
3. Silinda Oneisi Morales (Cuba) - 56.37 m - PB
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8. Maki Saito (Japan) - 50.10 m

Semifinals
Men's 200 m Semifinal 1 -0.6 m/s
1.Charles Dobson (Great Britain) - 20.53 - PB, Q
2. Zane Branco (Australia) - 20.81 - Q
3. Henrik Larsson (Sweden) - 20.85 - PB, Q
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6. Keigo Yasuda (Japan) - 21.28

Men's 200 m Semifinal 3 -0.3 m/s
1.Jona Efoloko (Great Britain) - 20.74 - Q
2. Eric Harrison (U.S.A.) - 20.86 - Q
3. Onyema Adigida (Netherlands) - 21.10
4. Koji Ueyama (Japan) - 21.24

Women's 400 m Hurdles Semifinal 2
1. Shiann Salmon (Jamaica) - 56.29 - Q
2. Yasmin Giger (Switzerland) - 57.44 - Q
3. Natalia Wosztyl (Poland) - 57.68 - PB, q
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6. Moeka Sekimoto (Japan) - 59.48

Qualifying Rounds
Men's 200 m Heat 1 -0.9 m/s
1. Khance Meyers (U.S.A.) - 20.70 - Q
2. Koki Ueyama (Japan) - 21.04 - Q
3. Paul Tritenne (France) - 21.23 - Q

Men's 200 m Heat 2 +0.4 m/s
1. Eric Harrison (U.S.A.) - 20.73 - Q
2. Lorenzo Patta (Italy) - 21.09 - PB, Q
3. Keigo Yoshida (Japan) - 21.20 - Q

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Heat 1
1. Albert Chemutai (Uganda) - 8:49.47 - Q
2. Takele Nigate (Ethiopia) - 8:51.17 - Q
3. Mohamed Er Rachdi (Morocco) - 8:58.95 - Q
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9. Kosei Hitomi (Japan) - 9:11.99 - PB

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Heat 2
1. Getnet Wale (Ethiopia) - 8:39.15 - Q
2. Leonard Kipkemoi Bett (Kenya) - 8:39.30 - Q
3. Trung Cuong Nguyen (Vietnam) - 8:51.16 - U20 NR, Q
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6. Takumi Yoshida (Japan) - 8:56.64 - q

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 1
1. Cory Poole (U.S.A.) - 52.12 - Q
2. Bassem Hemeida (Qatar) - 52.35 - Q
3. Lourens Steenekamp (South Africa) - 52.35 - Q
4. Hayata Goto (Japan) - 52.48

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 6
1. Malik James-King (Jamaica) - 51.54 - Q
2. Yusuke Shirao (Japan) - 52.09 - Q
3. Boaz Madeus (Haiti) - 52.38 - Q

Men's High Jump Qualification Group A
1. Naoki Higashi (Japan) - 2.15 m - q
1. Nathan Ismar (France) - 2.15 m - q
3. Dmytro Nikitin (Ukraine) - 2.15 m - q

Men's High Jump Qualification Group B
1. Jasmin Halili (Serbia) - 2.15 m - q
1. Breyton Poole (South Africa) - 2.15 m - q
3. JuVaughn Blake (U.S.A.) - 2.15 m - q
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7. Kyohei Tomori (Japan) - 2.12 m - q

Women's Long Jump Qualification Group A
1. Adelia Zaharova (Czech Republic) - 6.33 m +0.0 m/s - PB, Q
2. Luying Gong (China) - 6.26 m +0.5 m/s - Q
3. Petra Farkas (Hungary) - 6.21 m +0.3 m/s - q
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5. Ayaka Kora (Japan) - 6.17 m +1.1 m/s - q

Women's Long Jump Qualification Group B
1. Tara Davis (U.S.A.) - 6.40 m +1.0 m/s - Q
2. Lucy Hadaway (Great Britain) - 6.19 m +0.0 m/s - q
3. Jiani Du (China) - 6.12 m +0.2 m/s - q
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9. Chiaki Kawazoe (Japan) - 5.81 m

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