Japan dominates Asian Champs

by Chelsea White on 02 May, 2016 04:31 • EspaƱol

Japan swept the gold in both the men’s and women’s events last Saturday at the 2016 Hatsukaichi ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships. The two wins were huge for the Japanese Federation as each gold secured the National Federation an automatic qualifying spot on the Olympic roster for the Rio Games this summer.

The women started the elite schedule on Saturday and it was Team Japan that swept the podium. Ai Ueda captured the gold medal and her right to be named a back-to-back ASTC Asian Champion. Her gold also secured an automatic Olympic spot for the Japanese Triathlon Union for Rio de Janeiro this August. Joining Ueda on the podium was her compatriots Yurie Kato who was the silver medallist and Yuka Sato who finished the day as the bronze medallist.

Full women’s results found here

Later in the day it was the men’s turn. Once again it was the Japanese that found themselves gracing the top of the elite podium. Returning back to his place on the top of the ASTC Asian Champ podium for the first time since 2006 was Hirokatsu Tayama. His win also guaranteed the Japanese Triathlon Union that they have an automatic spot on the Olympic roster for Rio this summer.

Second place in the men’s field was China’s Faquan Bai, who was able to get onto his first Asian Championship podium. Finishing off the medals was Ji Hwan Kim (KOR), who also was gracing the Asian Championships podium for the first time in his career.

Full men’s results found here

Related Event: 2016 Hatsukaichi ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships
29 - 01 May, 2016 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Hirokatsu Tayama JPN 01:55:16
2. Faquan Bai CHN 01:55:27
3. Ji Hwan Kim KOR 01:55:38
4. Zhihang Jiang CHN 01:55:49
5. Ji Hong Lee KOR 01:55:56
Results: Elite Women
1. Ai Ueda JPN 02:04:04
2. Yurie Kato JPN 02:04:15
3. Yuka Sato JPN 02:04:35
4. Yuko Takahashi JPN 02:04:49
5. Lianyuan Wang CHN 02:05:21
Results: U23 Men
1. Ryousuke Maeda JPN 01:58:26
2. Takanori Sugihara JPN 01:58:40
3. Eun Sung Lee KOR 01:58:49
4. Kotaro Watanabe JPN 01:58:53
5. Koki Yamamoto JPN 02:01:54
Results: U23 Women
1. Hiraku Fukuoka JPN 02:10:14
2. Fumika Matsumoto JPN 02:13:42
3. Honami Nakajima JPN 02:15:49
4. Shiho Sato JPN 02:20:01
5. Sayu Arizono JPN 02:20:35
Results: Junior Men
1. James Tan HKG 00:57:55
2. Michael Lam HKG 00:58:01
3. Shing Him Yu HKG 00:58:03
4. Izumi Aoki JPN 00:58:28
5. Ryoma Kobayashi JPN 00:58:34
Results: Junior Women
1. Hye Rim Jeong KOR 01:01:36
2. Minami Kubono JPN 01:02:32
3. Solji Om KOR 01:02:42
4. Fuka Sega JPN 01:03:15
5. Nanami Nakayama JPN 01:04:08
Results: Men's PT1
1. Jumpei Kimura H1 JPN 01:09:24
2. Seiji Tanaka H1 JPN 01:14:05
Results: Men's PT2
1. Kenshiro Nakayama JPN 01:20:44
2. Masafumi Yasui JPN 01:28:05
3. Shigeyuki Sugawara JPN 01:45:27
4. Nobuhisa Osada JPN 01:52:50
Results: Men's PT3
1. Jiachao Wang CHN 01:06:26
2. Hideki Uda JPN 01:11:28
3. Norihide Inui JPN 01:15:29
4. Mohd Sabki Bin Arifin MAS 01:18:42
5. Chikara Ara JPN 01:19:24
Results: Men's PT4
1. Keiichi Sato JPN 01:03:07
2. Toshio Furuhata JPN 01:07:50
3. Qimin Yu CHN 01:13:30
4. Nobuyki Kagami JPN 01:16:14
5. Tsukasa Kaneko JPN 01:17:56
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