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Takayama claims Japan hurdles record

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Shunya Takayama runs in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the All-Star Night meet at Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka on Saturday night.

The Yomiuri ShimbunHIRATSUKA, Kanagawa — Shunya Takayama finally has the national record in the men’s 110-meter hurdles all to himself.

Takayama clocked 13.30 seconds at the All-Star Night meet at Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka on Saturday night, cutting .06 off the Japan record he had shared with Taio Kanai and Shunsuke Izumiya.

Takayama, aided by a legal wind of 1.9 mps, also topped the qualifying standard of 13.32 for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with his victory in a meet that featured corporate and university athletes.

Takayama had equaled the previous record, first set a year ago by Kanai, in his two previous meets — June 2 in Tottori and June 30 in Fukuoka.Speech

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