Shingo Suetsugu, bronze medalist in men’s 200 meters at the recent athletics World Championships, has decided not to take part in the upcoming Super Track and Field meet in order to nurse his injured leg, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Friday.
Suetsugu was not named to the list of athletes for the Sept. 23 meet at International Stadium Yokohama announced the same day and will not be competing, but has agreed to take part in ceremonial events, officials said.
Meanwhile, Koji Murofushi, who failed in his attempt to capture his first world gold in Paris last month, is among the top six hammer throwers in the recent World Championships who will all take part in the one-day meet.
The men’s 100-meter race will feature world record holder Tim Montgomery of the United States and Nobuharu Asahara, who finished second in the meet in 2001 and 2002.
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