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Yamanishi Brings Home Race Walk Gold - Taipei Universiade Athletics Day Four Japanese Results

Toshikazu Yamanishi delivered Japan its first gold medal of the Taipei 2017 Summer  Universiade, covering the men's 20 km race walk in 1:27:30 to win by 50 seconds over Mexico's Julio Salazar Enriquez. Fumitaka Oikawa took bronze in 1:30:11 to follow up on Japan's silver and bronze pair at the London World Championships and further establish Japan's position among the leaders of the sport. Third Japanese man Tomohiro Noda was 7th, bettering Mexico on team scoring.

Japan's other finalists of the day couldn't match the walkers' performances, Jun Yamashita taking 8th in the men's 200 m final and Kenji Ogura 9th in the men's javelin throw final. Both men in the 110 m hurdles made it to the semifinals, however, Taio Kanai winning Heat Three and Shusei Nomoto 2nd in Heat Two.

Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Day Four Japanese Results

Taipei, Taiwan, 8/26/17
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Men's 200 m Final (-3.8 m/s)
1. Jeffrey John (France) - 20.93
2. James Linde (Canada) - 20.96
3. Jan Volko (Slovakia) - 20.99
8. Jun Yamashita (Japan) - 21.16

Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Chao-Tsun Cheng (Taiwan) - 91.36 m - MR
2. Andreas Emil Hofmann (Germany - 91.07 m - PB
3. Shih-Feng Huang (Taiwan) - 86.64 m - PB
9. Kenji Ogura (Japan) - 74.82 m

Men's 20 km Race Walk Final
1. Toshikazu Yamanishi (Japan) - 1:27:30
2. Julio Salazar Enriquez (Mexico) - 1:28:20
3. Fumitaka Oikawa (Japan) - 1:30:11
7. Tomohiro Noda (Japan) - 1:31:00

Men's 200 m Semifinal Two (+1.0 m/s)
1. Jan Volko (Slovakia) - 20.82 - Q
2. Joseph Millar (New Zealand) - 20.90 - Q
3. Dan Telesford (Trinidad and Tobago) - 20.92 - q
5. Sho Kitagawa (Japan) - 21.05

Men's 200 m Semifinal Three (-3.2 m/s)
1. Jeffrey John (France) - 21.08 - Q
2. Jun Yamashita (Japan) - 21.20 - Q
3. Skander Athmani (Algeria) - 21.21

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat Two (-2.4 m/s)
1. Balazs Baji (Hungary) - 13.84 - Q
2. Shusei Nomoto (Japan) - 14.03 - Q
3. Tshepo Lefete (South Africa) - 14.15 - Q

Men's 110 m Hurdles Heat Three (-4.0 m/s)
1. Taio Kanai (Japan) - 14.07 - Q
2. Sekou Kaba (Canada) - 14.07 - Q
3. Damian Czykier (Poland) - 14.30 - Q

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