• Kyodo


Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara and Dai Tamesue, Japan’s medal hopefuls for the upcoming World Championships, left Saturday for Frankfurt, Germany, where they will train before setting foot in Paris for the Aug. 23-31 athletics meet. Earlier this month, Suetsugu said he opted out of the 100 meters to reduce physical strain and focus on the 200 and 400 relays.

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