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London World Championships - Day Seven Japanese Results

18-year-old national champion Abdul Hakim Sani Brown became the first Japanese man since Shingo Suetsugu's 2003 bronze medal and the youngest man ever to make a World Championships 200 m final. With a 20.32 best he faced seven men who had all broken 20 and run under 20.30 in the semifinals, and with a strong run off the curve he succeeded in taking one of them, the United States' Isiah Young, finishing 7th in 20.63 to Young's 20.64.

In the women's 5000 m heats national champion Rina Nabeshima became the tenth-fastest Japanese woman ever when she ran 15:11.83 in Heat Two, but with the slowest qualifying time going to Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne in 15:07.19 she failed to advance to the final. 9th in the final at the last World Championships, Nabeshima's teammate Ayuko Suzuki showed fatigue from the 10000 m as she ran only 15:24.86 in Heat One.

In the men's javelin throw, national champion Ryohei Arai was far off his best, fouling on his first attempt in the qualifying round and throwing only 77.38 m on his remaining throws. Arai finished 12th in his qualifying group and did not go on to the final.

London World Championships Day Seven Japanese Results

London, England, 8/10/17
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Men's 200 m Final (-0.1 m/s)
1. Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) - 20.09
2. Wayde Van Niekerk (South Africa) - 20.11
3. Jereem Richards (Trinidad and Tobago) - 20.11
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7. Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) - 20.63

Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Hellen Onsando Obiri (Kenya) - 14:56.70 - Q
2. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 14:57.06 - Q
3. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 14:57.23 - Q
4. Susan Krumins (Netherlands) - 14:57.33 - Q
5. Shannon Rowbury (U.S.A.) - 14:57.55 - Q
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14. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan) - 15:24.86

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia) - 14:59.34 - Q
2. Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) - 14:59.85 - Q
3. Shelby Houlihan (U.S.A.) - 15:00.37 - Q, PB
4. Elish McColgan (Great Britain) - 15:00.38 - Q, PB
5. Margaret Kipkemboi (Kenya) - 15:00.39 - Q
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9. Rina Nabeshima (Japan) - 15:11.83 - PB

Men's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Johannes Vetter (Germany) - 91.20 m - Q
2. Tero Pitkamaki (Finland) - 85.97 m - Q
3. Ahmed Bader Magour (Qatar) - 83.83 m - Q
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12. Ryohei Arai (Japan) - 77.38 m

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