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Japan's Final Team for Oregon 2022 World Championships (updated)

Update: On July 7 the JAAF added team members in five events after receiving notification from World Athletics that they had moved up from borderline positions.

41 men and 27 women will represent Japan at the Oregon 2022 World Championships later this month. Full squads of three will compete in the men's 200 m, men's 400 m, men's 110 mH, men's 3000 mSC, men's marathon, men's 20 kmRW and men's 35 kmRW, the 20 km featuring four athletes given the inclusion of defending world champion Toshikazu Yamanishi (Aichi Seiko). On the women's side the 5000 m, 10000 m, javelin throw, and marathon will have complete squads. Teams will also compete in all the relays except women's 4x400 m. A complete team breakdown with rank in each event quota:

Men's 100 m (48)
28. Ryuichiro Sakai (Osaka Gas) - 10.02 (+1.1)
36. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Tumbleweed TC) - 10.04 (+0.8)

Men's 200 m (56)
40. Yuki Koike (Sumitomo Denko) - 20.46
50. Koki Ueyama (Sumitomo Denko) - 20.46
59. Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 20.34

Men's 400 m (48)
34. Fuga Sato (Nasu Kankyo) - 45.40
41. Kaito Kawabata (Chukyo Univ. AC) - 45.73
48. Julian Walsh (Fujitsu) - 45.27

Men's 5000 m (42)
30. Hyuga Endo (Sumitomo Denko) - 13:10.69

Men's 10000 m (27)
21. Ren Tazawa (Komazawa Univ.) - 27:23.44
28. Tatsuhiko Ito (Honda) - 27:33.38

Men's 110 mH (40)
13. Shunsuke Izumiya (Sumitomo Denko) - 13.21 (-1.2)
19. Rachid Muratake (Juntendo Univ.) - 13.27 (+0.5)
40. Shuhei Ishikawa (Fujitsu) - 13.39 (+2.0)

Men's 400 mH (40)
23. Kazuki Kurokawa (Hosei Univ.) - 48.89
41. Takayuki Kishimoto (Fujitsu) - 49.65

Men's 3000 mSC (45)
8. Ryuji Miura (Juntendo Univ.) - 8:09.92
33. Ryoma Aoki (Honda) - 8:20.09
38. Kosei Yamaguchi (Aisan Kogyo) - 8:23.29

2. Men's 4x100 m - Yuki Koike (Sumitomo Denko), Ryuichiro Sakai (Osaka Gas), Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Tumbleweed TC), Ryota Suzuki (Suzuki), Koki Ueyama (Sumitomo Denko), Hiroki Yanagida (Toyo Univ.)
2. Men's 4x400 m - Ryuki Iwasaki (Osaka Taiiku Univ.), Kaito Kawabata (Chukyo Univ. AC), Mitsuki Kawauchi (Osaka Gas), Joseph Nakajima (Toyo Univ.), Fuga Sato (Nasu Kankyo), Julian Walsh (Fujitsu)
11. Mixed 4x400 m - Ryuki Iwasaki (Osaka Taiiku Univ.), Mitsuki Kawauchi (Osaka Gas), Joseph Nakajima (Toyo Univ.)

Men's High Jump (32)
17. Tomohiro Shinno (Kyudenko) - 2.30 m
23. Ryoichi Akamatsu (Awas) - 2.27 m

Men's Pole Vault (32)
32. Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.70 m

Men's Long Jump (32)
8. Yuki Hashioka (Fujitsu) - 8.27 m (+1.4)
29. Natsuki Yamakawa (Saga Sports Assoc.) - 8.17 m (+0.9)

Men's Javelin Throw (32)
20. Roderick Genki Dean (Mizuno) - 82.18 m
31. Kenji Ogura (Tochigi Sports Assoc.) - 80.25 m

Men's Marathon (100)
13. Kengo Suzuki (Fujitsu) - 2:04:56
34. Gaku Hoshi (Konica Minolta) - 2:07:31
36. Yusuke Nishiyama (Toyota) - 2:07:47

Men's 20 kmRW (60)
1. Toshikazu Yamanishi (Aichi Seiko) - 1:17:20
7. Koki Ikeda (Asahi Kasei) - 1:18:53
9. Eiki Takahashi (Fujitsu) -1:19:04
19. Hiroto Jusho (Juntendo Univ.) - 1:20:14

Men's 35 kmRW (60)
1. Masatora Kawano (Asahi Kasei) - 2:26:40
2. Daisuke Matsunaga (Fujitsu) - 2:27:09
3. Tomohiro Noda (SDF Academy) - 2:27:18


Women's 800 m (48)
55. Nozomi Tanaka (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 2:02.36

Women's 1500 m (45)
10. Nozomi Tanaka (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 3:59.19
42. Ran Urabe (Sekisui Kagaku) - 4:07.90

Women's 5000 m (42)
20. Ririka Hironaka (Japan Post) - 14:52.84
23. Kaede Hagitani (Edion) - 14:59.36
24. Nozomi Tanaka (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 14:59.93

Women's 10000 m (27)
15. Ririka Hironaka (Japan Post) - 31:00.71
18. Rino Goshima (Shiseido) - 31:10.02
27. Narumi Kobayashi (Meijo Univ.) - 31:22.34

Women's 100 mH (40)
36. Mako Fukube (NKK) - 12.93
38. Masumi Aoki (77 Ginko) - 12.86

Women's 3000 mSC (45)
42. Yuno Yamanaka (Ehime Ginko) - 9:38.19
46. Reimi Yoshimura (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 9:39.86

Women's Long Jump (32)
24. Sumire Hata (Shibata Kogyo) - 6.63 m

Women's Javelin Throw (32)
16. Haruka Kitaguchi (JAL) - 63.93 m
24. Momone Ueda (Zenrin) - 61.20 m
32. Sae Takemoto (Saga Sports Assoc.) - 60.84 m

4. Women's 4x100 m - Masumi Aoki (77 Ginko), Arisa Kimishima (DK Shiken), Mei Kodama (Mizuno), Midori Mikasa (Sumitomo Denko)
11. Mixed 4x400 m - Haruna Kuboyama (Imamura Byoin), Mayu Kobayashi (J.Vic), Nanako Matsumoto (Toho Ginko)

Women's Marathon (100)
13. Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 2:20:52
14. Mao Ichiyama (Shiseido) - 2:21:02
15. Hitomi Niiya (Sekisui Kagaku) - 2:21:17

Women's 20 kmRW (60)
18. Nanako Fujii (Edion) - 1:29:29
19. Kumiko Okada (Fujitsu) - 1:29:31

Women's 35 kmRW (60)
6. Serena Sonoda (NTN) - 2:45:48

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Rigajags said…
Interesting squad. The 4x100 relay has quite a few faces, will be intriguing to Watch.

Not many chances of medals other than the walk races and possibly relays.

Bumner that seira Fuwa has been out all year with injury basically.

Tazawa will have a valuable experience but either he got back into january form or he is gonna struggle mightily.

I feel like Endo and Miura are on the same trajectory with a realistic chance of breaking National record in 5000 and 3000 SC.
I also feel like if they both went for It they'd both break 1500 NR and have the minimum for world championship.

Interesting races by them this week:
-Miura set 3000 PB in stockholm with 7.47.
I loved his bold approach trying to stay with the field. He went 2.31/32 First k, split 5.04/05 at 2k and unfortunately pausa for It on the last kilometer which usually is his strenght. He was on pace to smash the NR by Osako but he really struggled at the end.
I loved that he went for It though, he had a chance to test himsrlf since in Japan he can simply wait the last lap.

Endo clocked 7.52 on 3000 meters and then 13.35 on 5000 while helping his teammate, both on same day at Hokuren.

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