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London World Championships - Day Three Japanese Results

The men's marathon aside, the third day of competition at the London World Championships was largely a bust for the Japanese team. Out of thirteen athletes in five disciplines only two advanced out of the opening rounds. In the men's 110 m hurdles National Championships 3rd-placer Genta Masuno advanced to the semifinals with a time of 13.58 (+1.3 m/s) for 4th in his heat, but unable to better that performance in his semi he failed to make the final. 400 m hurdles national champion Takatoshi Abe did better, taking 2nd in his heat in 49.65 to move on to Monday's semifinals.

London World Championships Day Three Japanese Results

London, England, 8/6/17
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Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat 1 (-1.2 m/s)
1. Omar McLeod (Jamaica) - 13.23 - Q
2. Balazs Baji (Hungary) - 13.35 - Q
3. Eddie Lovett (Virgin Islands) - 13.41 - Q
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7. Shunya Takayama (Japan) - 13.65

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat 2 (+1.3 m/s)
1. Devon Allen (U.S.A.) - 13.26 - Q
2. Garfield Darien (France) - 13.36 - Q
3. Damian Czykier (Poland) - 13.53 - Q
4. Genta Masuno (Japan) - 13.58 - Q

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat 3 (+0.1 m/s)
1. Aries Merritt (U.S.A.) - 13.16 - Q
2. Shane Brathwaite (Barbados) - 13.39 - Q
3. Antonio Alkana (South Africa) - 13.43 - Q
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7. Hideki Omuro (Japan) - 13.78

Men's 110 m Hurdles Semifinal 1 (+0.2 m/s)
1. Omar McLeod (Jamaica) - 13.10 - Q
2. Garfield Damien (France) - 13.17 - Q
3. Sergey Shubenkov (unattached/Russia) - 13.22 - q
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7. Genta Masuno (Japan) - 13.79

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 1
1. Kerron Clement (U.S.A.) - 49.46 - Q
2. Takatoshi Abe (Japan) - 49.65 - Q
3. Jaak-Heinrich Jagor (Estonia) - 49.81 - Q

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 2
1. TJ Holmes (U.S.A.) - 49.35 - Q
2. Jaheel Hyde (Jamaica) - 49.72 - Q
3. Abdelmalik Lahoulou (Algeria) - 49.78 - Q
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5. Yusuke Ishida (Japan) - 50.35

Men's 400 m Hurdles Heat 4
1. Juander Santos (Dominican Republic) - 49.19 - Q
2. Karsten Warholm (Norway) - 49.50 - Q
3. Guillermo Ruggeri (Argentina) - 49.69 - Q, NR
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6. Ryo Kajiki (Japan) - 51.36

Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Heat 2
1. Evan Jager (U.S.A.) - 8:20.36 - Q
2. Tafese Seboka (Ethiopia) - 8:20.48 - Q
3. Yoann Kowal (Frnace) - 8:20.60 - Q
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13. Hironori Tsuetaki (Japan) - 8:45.81

Men's Pole Vault Qualification Group A
1. Renaud Lavillenie (France) - 5.70 m - q
2. Piotr Lisek (Poland) - 5.70 m - q
3. Axel Chapelle (France)  5.70 m - q
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15. Seito Yamamoto (Japan) - 5.30 m

Men's Pole Vault Qualification Group B
1. Sam Kendricks (U.S.A.) - 5.70 m - q
2. Shawnacy Barber (Canada) - 5.70 m - q
3. Pawel Wojciechowski (Poland) - 5.70 m - q
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9. Hiroki Ogita (Japan) - 5.45 m

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Kathrina Molitor (Germany) - 65.37 m - Q
2. Shiying Liu (China) - 64.72 m - Q
3. Kelsey-Lee Roberts (Australia) - 63.70 m - Q
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9. Marina Saito (Japan) - 60.86 m
13. Yuki Ebihara (Japan) - 57.51 m

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group B
1. Huihui Lyu (China) - 67.59 m - Q, AR
2. Martina Ratej (Slovenia) - 65.64 m - Q
3. Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic) - 64.32 m - Q
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14. Risa Miyashita (Japan) - 53.83 m

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