Team Japan

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Wataru Yazawa of Japan competes during the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 1 on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Japan will feature three of the men that came fourth in the 4x100m relay at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing – Takuya Nagata, Kazuma Oseto and Kotaro Taniguchi. Another name to watch out for is Rio Olympic hurdler Wataru Yazawa.

MEN:
Takuya Nagata (sprints), Kazuma Oseto (sprints), Kotaro Taniguchi (sprints) Kosuke Horii (sprints), Kazuki Tamogami (middle distance), Renya Maeda (middle distance), Wataru Yazawa (hurdles), Kota Suzuki (pole vault), Kota Minemura (jumps), Katsuya Nakamura (javelin), Mikiyo Ikeda (para-athletics)

WOMEN:

Miyu Maeyama (sprints), Minami Hatano (sprints), Mariko Nagano (sprints, jumps), Haruko Ishizuka (sprints, middle dist.),
Yuki Hirota
(sprints, middle dist.), Masumi Aoki (hurdles), Mariko Okita (middle distance), Ran Urabe (middle distance),
Ayako Aoshima
(pole vault), Tamaka Shimizu (jumps), Hiroko Takigawa (javelin), Mana Sasaki (para-athletics),


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