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Kawauchi Named Captain of Japanese National Team for London World Championships

At an event at the British Embassy in Tokyo on July 21, marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (30, Saitama Pref. Gov't) was named men's captain of the Japanese national team for next month's London World Championships. Javelin throw national record holder Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) was named women's captain.

In a wide-ranging and impassioned speech 4 minutes and 20 seconds long, Kawauchi stoked the team's morale as he told attendees, "I think that there are athletes here today who look at London as just a checkpoint along the way to the Tokyo Olympics. But as a representative of Japan it is not enough just to be there competing. I feel it strongly. You must produce results at this event, the London World Championships. This is the task assigned to each and every one of us. It is critical that we work seriously to achieve our goals. The Japanese people want nothing less. What can we as athletes do for them? More than just wearing the uniform, each of us must go wit…
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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 8 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Eight HighlightsLondon, England, 7/21/17
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Women's 400 m T38 Final
1. Kadeena Cox (Great Britain) - 1:02.87
2. Yuka Takamatsu (Japan) - 1:08.32 - PB
3. Torita Blake (Australia) - 1:09.24

Men's 800 m T54 Final
1. Marcel Hug (Switzerland) - 1:38.40
2. Yang Liu (China) - 1:38.69
3. Yassine Gharbi (Tunisia) - 1:38.82
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5. Tomoki Suzuki (Japan) - 1:39.64

Men's Long Jump T37 Final
1. Guangxu Shang (China) - 6.58 m - CR
2. Mateus Evangelista Cardoso (Brazil) - 6.10 m
3. Vladyslav Zahrebelnyi (Ukraine) - 5.95 m - PB
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7. Nozomu Detohata (Japan) - 5.60 m

Women's Shot Put F44 Final
1. Frederike Koleiski (Germany) - 11.53 m
2. Yuan Yao (China) - 11.48 m
3. Yue Yang (China) - 11.32 m
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8. Fumiko Takado (Japan) - 7.65 m

Men's Shot Put F53 Final
1. Hemami Mokhtari (Iran) - 8.35 m - AR
2. Scot Severn (U.S.A.) - 8.13 m
3. Asadollah Azimi (Iran) - 7.96 m
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6. Toshie Oi (Japan) - 6.46 m

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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 7 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Seven HighlightsLondon, England, 7/20/17
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Women's 400 m T34 Final
1. Hannah Cockroft (Great Britain) - 58.29 - CR
2. Alexa Halko (U.S.A.) - 59.93 - AR
3. Kara Adenegan (Great Britain) - 1:02.94
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5. Haruka Kitaura (Japan) - 1:12.30

Women's Long Jump T11 Final
1. Arjola Dedaj (Italy) - 4.65 m (+0.4 m/s)
2. Chiaki Takada (Japan) - 4.49 m (-0.4 m/s) - PB
3. Huimin Zhong (China) - 4.44 m (-0.6 m/s) - PB

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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 6 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Six HighlightsLondon, England, 7/19/17
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Women's 100 m T52 Final (-0.2 m/s)
1. Teruyo Tanaka (Japan) - 23.09
2. Yuka Kiyama (Japan) - 25.17
3. Norsilawati Sa'at (Singapore) - 26.78

Women's 400 m T13 Final
1. Leilia Adzhametova (Ukraine) - 56.56 m - PB
2. Sanea Benhama (Morocco) - 56.66 m - PB
3. Carolina Duarte (Portugal) - 57.52 m - PB
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6. Mana Sasaki (Japan) - 1:00.17 - AR

Women's 400 m T53 Final
1. Hongchuan Zhou (China) - 55.22 - CR
2. Chelsea McClammer (U.S.A.) - 55.50
3. Samantha Kinghorn (Great Britain) - 56.71
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6. Kazumi Nakayama (Japan) - 1:00.62

Men'x 4x400 m Relay T53/54 Final
1. Japan 3:15.93

Men's Long Jump T47 Final
1. Hao Wang (China) - 7.18 m (-0.9 m/s)
2. Arnaud Assoumani (France) - 7.13 m (-0.7 m/s)
3. Tobi Fawehinmi (U.S.A.) - 7.03 m (-1.3 m/s)
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5. Hajimu Ashida (Japan) - 6.40 m (-0.7 m/s)

Men's Javelin Throw F37 Final
1. Dmitrijs Silovs (Latvia) - 55.89 m - MR

Additions to Japanese National Team for London World Championships

The JAAF has made a series of announcements over the last week confirming additions to its small team for next month's London World Championships. Along with previously announced rosters for track and field events, combined events and road events, the following athletes have been added to the Japanese team. Relay members are pending IAAF confirmation. The final complete team roster is expected next week.

Men's 400 m Hurdles
Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 49.33
Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 49.35

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 8:29.05

Men's 4 x 400 m Relay
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.76
Kosuke Horii (Sumitomo Denko) - 45.88

Women's Javelin Throw
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 61.95 m

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Summary of Japanese Results on Day 5 of World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships Day Five HighlightsLondon, England, 7/18/17
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Women's 100 m T47 Final(-0.2 m/s)
1. Deja Young (U.S.A.) - 12.39
2. Alicja Fiodorow (Poland) - 12.61
3. Lu Li (China) - 12.62 - PB
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7. Sae Tsuji (Japan) - 13.23

Men's 200 m T54 Final(-0.4 m/s)
1. Yassine Gharbi (Tunisia) - 24.86 - MR
2. Kenny van Weeghel (Netherlands) - 24.92
3. Leo Pekka Tahti (Finland) - 25.05
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8. Yuki Nishi (Japan) - 26.27

Men's 400 m T52 Final
1. Tomoki Sato (Japan) - 56.78 - MR
2. Raymond Martin (U.S.A.) - 57.21 (MR)
3. Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (Japan) - 1:02.27

Men's Long Jump T42 Final
1. Daniel Wagner (Denmark) - 6.50 - MR
2. Atsushi Yamamoto (Japan) - 6.44 (MR)
3. Leon Schaefer (Germany) - 6.25 m

Women's Discus Throw F44 Final
1. Juan Yao (China) - 39.72
2. Yue Yang (China) - 38.25
3. Sarah Edmiston (Australia) - 33.80 - AR
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8. Fumiko Takado (Japan) - 22.50

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