Japan sets team for World Relays

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 26, 2019

Japan sets team for World Relays

by Kaz Nagatsuka

National record holder Yoshihide Kiryu and Asian Games silver medalist Ryota Yamagata will headline Japan's 44-athlete national team for the upcoming IAAF World Relays, the Japan Association of Athletics Federation announced on Friday. It will be the first time that Japan hosts the global relay-only ...

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 30, 2018

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

Japan's men's 4x100-meter sprint foursome showed on Thursday it has not lost a step since its runner-up finish in Rio, winning the Asian Games title with ease. Running a 38.16-second time, the team of 100-meter bronze medalist Ryota Yamagata, Shuhei Tada, Yoshihide Kiryu and Asuka ...

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 27, 2018

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Su Bingtian cemented his status as Asia's fastest sprinter with a convincing victory in the men's 100-meter final at the Asian Games on Sunday night. Third-place finisher Ryota Yamagata was certainly not happy to come up short in his pursuit of the gold medal, which ...

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 24, 2017

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

Ryota Yamagata, a member of Japan's silver medal-winning men's 4x100-meter relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will withdraw from the upcoming Oda Memorial International due to a right ankle injury, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The 24-year-old sprinter was scheduled to ...