Seiko Grand Prix athletics meet offers up fast 100m fields

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The Seiko Grand Prix athletics meet, offering up the 100-metre event, was announced this week to take place at the Japan National Stadium for Aug. 23. Seiko is one of the stops on the World Athletics Continental Tour. They also provided the names of the athletes who have committed.

Asian champion Yoshihide Kiryū who was the first Japanese athlete to break the 10-second barrier. he owns a personal best of 9.98sec and is in as are four other top Japanese sprinters, all-time.

The Tokyo meet, which is a gold label event. It is being put on for the benefit of Japanese athletes cannot travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there will be some East African athletes who train in Japan.

The stadium will be used during the Olympics. The opening and closing ceremonies will also take place in the building.

Asian Games champion Yuki Koike, Ryota Yamagata, who has a personal best of 10.00 and Shuhei Tada, a World Championships two-time bronze medallist in 2017 and 2019.

Men will compete in: 100m, 110m hurdles, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1,500m, long jump and the javelin event.

Women: 100m, 100m hurdles, 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1500m, 3,000m steeplechase,  long jump and javelin.

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