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Host nation Japan named team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Toshikazu Yamanishi heads the Japan team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games later this summer. The Games start July 30 and you can follow it live.

Toshikazu Yamanishi leads Japan Tokyo Olympic team
Toshikazu Yamanishi leads Japan stands for a picture after the Doha World Championships. Photo: World Athletics

Japan has announced a team of 65 athletes to represent the host nation at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which will get underway later this month.

The line-up features world 20km race walk champion Toshikazu Yamanishi along with four members of the 4x100m squad that took bronze at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Thirteen individual national record-holders have also been selected, including 100m sprinter Ryota Yamagata, middle-distance runner Nozomi Tanaka, sprint hurdlers Shunsuke Izumiya and Asuka Terada, race walker Masatora Kawano and javelin thrower Haruka Kitaguchi.

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Japan had named its marathon squad last year following a highly competitive selection process.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is set to take place without spectators, following another outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.

Japan team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

WOMEN
1500m: Nozomi Tanaka, Ran Urabe
5000m: Kaede Hagitani, Ririka Hironaka, Nozomi Tanaka
10,000m: Yuka Ando, Ririka Hironaka, Hitomi Niiya
Marathon: Mao Ichiyama, Honami Maeda, Ayuko Suzuki
3000m steeplechase: Yuno Yamanaka
100m hurdles: Masumi Aoki, Ayako Kimura, Asuka Terada
Javelin: Haruka Kitaguchi
20km race walk: Nanako Fujii, Kaori Kawazoe, Kumiko Okada
4x100m: Hanae Aoyama, Yu Ishikawa, Mei Kodama, Ami Saito, Remi Tsuruta,

MEN
100m: Yuki Koike, Shuhei Tada, Ryota Yamagata
200m: Shota Iizuka, Hakim Sani Brown, Jun Yamashita
400m: Julian Walsh
5000m: Yuta Bando, Hiroki Matsueda
10,000m: Akira Aizawa, Tatsuhiko Ito
Marathon: Yuma Hattori, Shogo Nakamura, Suguro Osako
3000m steeplechase: Ryoma Aoki, Ryuji Miura, Kosei Yamaguchi
110m hurdles: Shunsuke Izumiya, Taioh Kanai, Shunya Takayama
400m hurdles: Kazuki Kurokawa, Abe Takatoshi, Hiromu Yamauchi
High jump: Takashi Eto, Naoto Tobe
Pole vault: Masaki Ejima, Seito Yamamoto
Long jump: Yuki Hashioka, Hibiki Tsuha, Shotaro Shiroyama
Javelin: Takuto Kominami
20km race walk: Koki Ikeda, Eiki Takahashi, Toshikazu Yamanishi
50km race walk: Hayato Katsuki, Masatora Kawano, Satoshi Maruo
4x100m: Bruno Dede, Yoshihide Kiryu, Yuki Koike, Shuhei Tada, Ryota Yamagata
4x400m: Rikuya Ito, Kaito Kawabata, Kentaro Sato, Aoto Suzuki, Julian Walsh

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