World bronze medalist hurdler Dai Tamesue said Friday he has cleared his slate to focus on next month’s Super Track and Field Meet in the hopes of breaking some records for the home crowd fans.
Tamesue is among the 165 athletes, including men’s 100-meter world record holder Maurice Green of the United States, who will take part in the Sept. 16 meet at International Stadium Yokohama.
“I hope to do especially well because the meet will be held in Japan. Of course I hope to place well, but it’s a field where records are easily broken so I hope to go for that too,” said Tamesue, owner of the national record of 47.89 seconds in the 400 hurdles.
World silver medalist hammer thrower Koji Murofushi will be looking to capture his third straight title at the one-day meet as he faces archrival Sydney Olympic champion Szymon Ziolkowski of Poland.
In the men’s 100 meters, sprinter Nobuharu Asahara will once again attempt to break the 10-second barrier while Kayoko Fukushi will compete in the women’s 5,000 meters.
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