2012 Japan Championships in Athletics

The 96th Japan Championships in Athletics (第96回日本陸上競技選手権大会, Dai 96 kai Nihon Rikujō Kyōgi Sensyuken Taikai) were held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka. Organised by JAAF, the three-day competition took place from June 8–10 and served as the national championships in track and field for the Japan. The competition was for the qualifying trial for the Japan team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

96th Japan Championships in Athletics
2012 Japan Championships in Athletics in the women 200m heat 2.jpg
Host cityOsaka, Japan
Date(s)June 8–10
Main stadiumNagai Stadium
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events36 (men: 18; women: 18)
Records set6 (NR: 2; CR: 4)

During the competition, 2 new national records and 4 new championship records were set in the events. Two women athletes, Tomomi Abiko set a new Japanese record in the pole vault, and Yuki Ebihara broke her own national record in the javelin. Koji Murofushi won the hummer throw's national champions for eighteen consecutive years. Yuzo Kanemaru won 400m eight years in a row. Chisato Fukushima won both the 100 m and 200m races two years in a row.[1] For the Most Valuable Player of the Championships, Genki Dean and Yuki Ebihara were selected.[2]

The competition was broadcast on television by NHK.[3]

Ground conditionsEdit

Date Time Weather Temperature
(°C)
Humidity Wind
(m/s)
8 June 15:00 Rain 23.8 87% ESE 0.9
8 June 17:00 Rain 22.8 87% E 0.9
8 June 19:00 Rain 22.5 87% SSE 0.4
8 June 20:00 Rain 22.4 87% SW 1.1
9 June 15:00 Clear 25.0 72% ESE 1.3
9 June 17:00 Cloudy 24.8 72% E 0.8
9 June 19:00 Cloudy 24.5 76% SE 0.9
9 June 20:00 Cloudy 24.0 79% ESE 0.9
10 June 12:30 Cloudy 24.5 57% E 1.2
10 June 15:00 Cloudy 25.0 54% E 1.4
10 June 17:00 Clear 25.2 51% ESE 1.7
Sources : Osaka Athletics Association[4]

Event scheduleEdit

 
Watching the game on 9 June.
 
Crowds on stands waiting for start of the men's 100 metres final on 9 June.
H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m (0.0 m/s) Masashi Eriguchi 10.29 Takumi Kuki 10.30 Ryota Yamagata 10.34
200 m (0.0 m/s) Kei Takase 20.42 Shota Iizuka 20.45 Shinji Takahira 20.56
400 m Yuzo Kanemaru 46.18 Hiroyuki Nakano 46.23 Yoshihiro Azuma 46.26
800 m Masato Yokota 1:48.12 Takeshi Kuchino 1:48.36 Shohei Oka 1:48.51
1500 m Keisuke Tanaka 3:45.49 Hiroshi Ino 3:45.84 Tasuku Arai 3:46.03
5000 m Kazuya Deguchi 13:47.17 Kensuke Takezawa 13:47.54 Yoshihiro Wakamatsu 13:47.75
10,000 m Yuki Sato 28:18.15 Suguru Osako 28:18.53 Chihiro Miyawaki 28:20.76
110 m hurdles
(-0.6 m/s)
Kenji Yahata 13.72 Yuto Aoki 13.85 Masanori Nishizawa 13.87
400 m hurdles Takayuki Kishimoto 48.41 Akihiko Nakamura 49.38 Tetsuya Tateno 49.49
3000 m steeplechase Minato Yamashita 8:34.95 Tsuyoshi Takeda 8:35.27 Aoi Matsumoto 8:37.06
High jump Hiromi Takahari 2.20 m Takashi Eto 2.20 m Satoru Kubota 2.15 m
Pole vault Seito Yamamoto 5.42 m Daichi Sawano 5.42 m Hiroki Ogita 5.32 m
Long jump Daisuke Arakawa 7.78 m (-1.1 m/s) Yohei Sugai 7.76 m (0.0 m/s) Mamoru Niimura 7.75 m (+1.6 m/s)
Triple jump Yuma Okabe 16.54 m (+0.7 m/s) Daigo Hasegawa 16.17 m (+1.2 m/s) Yohei Kajikawa 16.10 m (+1.9 m/s)
Shot put Satoshi Hatase 17.91 m Yohei Murakawa 17.86 m Takanao Suzuki 17.25 m
Discus throw Yuji Tsutsumi 56.19 m Shigeo Hatakeyama 54.21 m Masaru Miyauchi 53.46 m
Hammer throw Koji Murofushi 72.85 m Yuji Noguchi 71.22 m Hiroaki Doi 69.80 m
Javelin throw Genki Dean 84.03 m   Yukifumi Murakami 83.95 m   Ryohei Arai 76.97 m

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m (0.0 m/s) Chisato Fukushima 11.45 Anna Doi 11.51 Momoko Takahashi 11.66
200 m (+0.1 m/s) Chisato Fukushima 23.35 Kana Ichikawa 23.62 Momoko Takahashi 23.74
400 m Mayu Sato 53.86 Miho Shingu 54.12 Megumi Kageyama 54.27
800 m Ruriko Kubo 2:04.18 Manami Mashita 2:04.78 Chihiro Sunaga 2:04.86
1500 m Ayako Jinnouchi 4:16.42 Chikako Mori 4:18.53 Satoe Kikuchi 4:19.04
5000 m Hitomi Niiya 15:17.92 Kayoko Fukushi 15:25.74 Misaki Onishi 15:32.89
10,000 m Mika Yoshikawa 31:28.71 Kayoko Fukushi 31:43.25 Megumi Kinukawa 32:20.34
100 m hurdles
(-0.7 m/s)
Ayako Kimura 13.27 Fumiko Kumagai 13.45 Hitomi Shimura 13.55
400 m hurdles Satomi Kubokura 55.98 Tomomi Yoneda 56.62 Shiori Miki 57.15
3000 m steeplechase Yoshika Arai 9:55.93 Hitomi Nakamura 9:57.55 Misato Horie 10:05.40
High jump Azumi Maeda 1.80 m Moeko Kyouya
Miyuki Fukumoto
1.75 m - -
Pole vault Tomomi Abiko 4.40 m    Tomoko Sumiishi 4.10 m Ayako Aoshima 4.00 m
Long jump Saeko Okayama 6.55 m (0.0 m/s) Sachiko Masumi 6.35 m (0.0 m/s) Kumiko Imura 6.25 m (+1.5 m/s)
Triple jump Fumiyo Yoshida 12.98 m (0.0 m/s) Waka Maeda 12.91 m (0.0 m/s) Mei Yamane 12.73 m (+0.7 m/s)
Shot put Yukiko Shirai 15.41 m Chiaki Yokomizo 14.84 m Chihiro Shigeyama 14.75 m
Discus throw Ai Shikimoto 52.74 m Yuka Murofushi 52.37 m Ayumi Takahashi 51.63 m
Hammer throw Masumi Aya 64.91 m Mika Takekawa 58.09 m Wakana Sato 56.81 m
Javelin throw Yuki Ebihara 62.36 m    Haruka Matoba 58.93 m Risa Miyashita 58.27 m

Official SponsorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics: Fukushima takes 200 for double at nationals Archived 2013-02-18 at Archive.today Kyodo. The Mainichi (2012-06-11). Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  2. ^ Day3 Highlight (大会3日目 ハイライト) Archived 2012-06-13 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese). JAAF (2012-06-10). Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ Airdate (放送予定) (in Japanese). JAAF (2012-06-10). Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ Ground Conditions (グラウンド コンディション) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese). Osaka Athletics Association (大阪陸上競技協会). Retrieved 11 June 2012.
Event Schedule and Results

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