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Masatora Kawano qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 50-km race walk after winning an event in Takahata, Yamagata Prefecture, in a national record time on Sunday.

Kawano, a 21-year-old Toyo University student, crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 36 minutes, 45 seconds and met the qualifying standard of 3:45:00 set by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations.

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