Track and Field
Long Jumper Yuki Hashioka Places 10th at World Championships
Hashioka, who sat in first place after qualifying, was hampered by a pair of fouls in the final round.
After a splendid result in qualifying, Yuki Hashioka didn’t match that performance in the men’s long jump final at the 2022 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night, July 16.
Hashioka placed 10th with a leap of 7.86 meters at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
The 23-year-old was first following Friday’s qualifying round, when he traveled 8.18 meters on his best jump.
The next day, Hashioka’s first two attempts were ruled as fouls, as he crossed the foul line on the runway both times.
After his third attempt, Hashioka was clearly disappointed with the result. He was seen inside the cavernous stadium shaking his head. A frown also appeared on his face.
Only the top eight (out of 12 athletes) after three jumps continued for the full round. The octet completed the round with a total of six jumps apiece.
In the final round, China’s Jianan Wang, the World Under-20 Athletics Championships winner at the same venue in 2014, captured the gold with a top jump of 8.36, a season-best leap for the 25-year-old.
Reigning Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece placed second (8.32 meters). Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer claimed the bronze (8.16).
Hashioka entered the world championships as the No. 4 ranked long jumper in the latest world rankings. He placed sixth at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
Sani Brown Finishes Seventh in Men's 100-Meter Final
Also Saturday, Tokyo Olympian Abdul Hakim Sani Brown became the first Japanese sprinter to ever compete in the men’s 100-meter final at the world championships.
Sani Brown, born to a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, reached the eight-man final after clocking 9.98 seconds in the first round of qualifying on Friday and 10.05 seconds in the semifinals earlier Saturday.
In the final round, he placed seventh with a time of 10.06.
Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell produced an American medal sweep, with Kerley crossing the finish line in 9.86 seconds.
"I used up my energy in the semifinals," Sani Brown, a 23-year-old Fukuoka Prefecture native, told reporters, according to Kyodo News. "I wasn't as nervous as I was in the semis but ... it was really, really tough.
"The Americans are amazing. I have lots of room for improvement so I want to train harder and beat them."
Author: Ed Odeven
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