Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

Jun 30, 2016

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games


Despite coming up short in the national championships, Olympic-bound sprinter Ryota Yamagata has high expectations for himself at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games. The 24-year-old, who finished runner-up to Aska Cambridge by 0.01 seconds for a 10.17 mark in the men’s 100-meter final ...

Jun 20, 2015

Injured Kiryu to skip nationals

Yoshihide Kiryu will miss the national championships at the end of June in Niigata, which serve as a qualifying event for the world championships in August in Beijing, his coach said Friday. “He will not participate (in the nationals). We’ll not predetermine when he’ll ...

Jun 3, 2015

Injury could keep sprinter Kiryu out of world championships

Yoshihide Kiryu could miss the athletics world championships in August in Beijing after Toyo University said Wednesday that the sprinter will be unable to train for six weeks due to a right hamstring strain. According to the university, Kiryu sustained the injury last Saturday ...

Apr 18, 2015

Kiryu places third in 200-meter race

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu settled for third in the men’s 200 meters on the opening day of the Oda Memorial International meet on Saturday. Kiryu clocked a time of 20.80 seconds with a tailwind of 1.5 meters per second to finish behind Kenji Fujimitsu and ...

Kiryu focused on improving

Apr 6, 2015

Kiryu focused on improving


The hype is similar to what it was two years ago, when he ran a 10.01 in the 100 meters as a high school senior. But Yoshihide Kiryu is a different sprinter now, one who is still in the middle of a developing process. ...

| Sep 9, 2014

Sprinter Kiryu withdraws from Asian Games

Japan’s teenage sprint sensation Yoshihide Kiryu has withdrawn from this month’s Asian Games in South Korea with a torn left hamstring, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said on Tuesday. A scan confirmed the worst for the 18-year-old gold medal prospect, who sustained the ...