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17 people unofficially decided to represent the Tokyo Olympics The Japan Championships in Athletics ends

17 people unofficially decided to represent the Tokyo Olympics The Japan Championships in Athletics ends
The Japan Championships in Athletics, which also serves as the representative selection for the Tokyo Olympics, ended on the 27th. On the final day, Shunsuke Izumiya broke the Japanese record significantly in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and won the championship, and nine people were newly appointed as representatives in the fourth event.
In the four days of the tournament, 17 people grabbed the tickets for the Tokyo Olympics in a total of eight events.

On the final day, 9 people from the 4th event will be unofficially decided

This year’s Japan Championships in Athletics will be held for four days until the 27th at “Yanmar Stadium Nagai” in Osaka City. So to speak, a fierce battle of “one-shot game” was fought.

On the final day, the 27th, Izumitani won the men’s 110-meter hurdles with a new Japanese record of 13:06, which set a new record of 0.10 seconds, and represented Tokyo with Taio Kanai and Shunya Takayama. It was decided to.

In addition, nine athletes were appointed as representatives in the fourth event, including Yuki Koike, who is 200 meters long, Yuki Hashioka, who is a long jumper, and Ririka Hironaka, who is 5,000 meters long.

Looking through the tournament, Shuhei Tada and Ryota Yamagata were unofficially decided at the men’s 100 meters, which was the most noticeable, and Haruka Kitaguchi was unofficially decided at the women’s javelin throw. It was decided to.

On the other hand, Asuka Terada, a 100-meter hurdle for women, and Naoto Tobe, a high jumper for men, won the championship, but they couldn’t break the standard participation record and couldn’t make an offer at this tournament.

In addition to the standard record of participation, the world ranking is one of the conditions for the selection of representatives of the Tokyo Olympics, and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations will announce the representative candidates in response to the latest ranking updated by the World Athletics Federation on the 1st of next month.

200m to the relay medal Koike 100m?

Koike, who has been nominated for the men’s 200 meters, is likely to be the representative for the men’s 100 meters, who finished in 4th place.
In addition, Koike is one of the leading candidates for the men’s 400m relay aiming for a gold medal.

The Japan Association of Athletics Federations has announced a “strategy” toward the biggest goal of winning a gold medal in the men’s 400m relay, and has shown strict conditions for both participation in the second sprint event and compatibility with the relay.

Specifically, after saying “avoid” the participation in the Tokyo Olympics in the second event of 100 meters and 200 meters, if you participate, you have reached the record showing the possibility of advancing to the final in both events, and Japan It showed strict conditions such as winning both championships.

In addition to being nominated for the men’s 200-meter national team at the Japan Championship, Koike is influential in the 100-meter sprint, although he is in 4th place, based on the selection guidelines. The situation to judge was actually born.

Regarding this, Kazunori Asaba, chairman of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations, said at the general conference of the tournament, “We will consult with the inside of the JAAF, Koike, and the people concerned to the affiliation to reach the final conclusion. It’s not a requirement that you shouldn’t do it. It’s a good match between your intentions and your relay strategy, “he emphasized the idea of ​​careful discussion.

After the race on the 27th, Koike said, “I would like to consult with the coach because I have the intention of the JAAF. If I get both offers, I would like to think about it at that point.”

In addition, the chairman of the Asaba strengthening committee has given priority to Sani Brown Abdul Hakim, who missed the representative at 100 meters and missed the 200 meters, based on the selection guidelines, for the men’s 200 meters, for which only Koike was nominated as the representative at this tournament. It was revealed that it will be done.

On top of that, 35 people have been unofficially decided on land as a whole, and in addition to this, about 30 people are expected to be unofficially decided.
It will be announced on the 2nd of next month, including the remaining representative players.

Unofficial player of this tournament

100m: Shuhei Tada / Ryota Yamagata
200m: Yuki Koike
110m hurdles: Shunsuke Izumiya / Taio Kanai / Shunya Takayama
400m hurdles: Kazuki Kurokawa / Takatoshi Abe
3000m Obstacle: Ryuji Miura / Kosei Yamaguchi / Ryoma Aoki
Long jump: Yuki Hashioka / Kyoki Tsunami / Shotaro Shiroyama
5000m: Rika Hironaka / Hitomi Shintani
Throw: Haruka Kitaguchi

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