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Japan dominates Asian Championships

By Erin Greene | 16 Jun, 2015

Japan dominated the Asian Championships in New Taipei over the weekend, sweeping both the men’s and women’s podiums, as well as the Mixed Relay.

Despite exiting the water more than a minute and a half down from teammates Juri Ide and Markio Adachi, a strong performance on the bike saw Ai Ueda bridge up to her teammates only to blow by them on the run for gold.

Ueda has dominated the Asian circuit, having won the Asian Games, Asian Beach Games and scored silver at the Yokohama World Triathlon last year. Ide and Adachi followed for silver and bronze nearly four minutes ahead of teammate Yuka Sato.

Similar to the women’s race, it was 2014 Asian Games champion Yuichi Hosoda who proved strongest. He and teammate Ryosuke Yamamoto left the water a minute down from fellow Japanese Jumpei Furuya.

Equally as strong on the bike as the swim, Furuya didn’t show signs of slowing until the run when he was caught first by Hosoda and then by Yamamoto. Hosoda sailed across the finish line first, followed by Yamamoto & and then Furuya.

With the two wins, Japan secured two spots at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Mixed Relay:
It was again Japan that reigned supreme in the Mixed Relay, clocking in 1:35 ahead of South Korea and nearly four minutes ahead of bronze medallists Hong Kong.

While South Korea’s men out split the Japanese men, Japan’s lead athlete Yuka Sato secured a lead that was insurmountable. South Korea made a move to catch Jumpei Furuya, but Ai Ueda ensured the team’s anchor Yuichi Hosoda was in the clear to take the team gold.

Related Event: 2015 New Taipei ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships
11 - Jun, 2015 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Yuichi Hosoda JPN 02:00:18
2. Ryosuke Yamamoto JPN 02:00:32
3. Jumpei Furuya JPN 02:00:52
4. Hui Wai Wong HKG 02:03:06
5. Kohei Tsubaki JPN 02:04:43
6. Min Ho Heo KOR 02:05:17
7. Leong Tim Law HKG 02:05:47
8. Nikko Huelgas PHI 02:06:18
9. Ji Hong Lee KOR 02:08:13
10. Shiruba Taniguchi JPN 02:09:43
Results: Elite Women
1. Ai Ueda JPN 02:09:23
2. Juri Ide JPN 02:09:59
3. Mariko Adachi JPN 02:10:19
4. Yuka Sato JPN 02:14:01
5. Yurie Kato JPN 02:15:54
6. Long Hoi MAC 02:18:32
7. Marion Kim Mangrobang PHI 02:22:25
8. Ji Yeon Kim KOR 02:25:26
9. Chia-Chia Chang TPE 02:26:41
10. Kim Kilgroe PHI 02:32:16
Results: U23 Men
1. Seung Hun Seo KOR 01:04:03
2. Temirlan Temirov KAZ 01:04:18
3. Kotaro Watanabe JPN 01:04:53
4. Hayate Namatame JPN 01:05:33
5. Wei Kai Wang TPE 01:05:36
6. Mohammad Ghazanchaei IRI 01:06:03
7. Takaya Sukizaki JPN 01:06:58
8. Chih-Hsiang Yang TPE 01:07:12
9. Mohammad Mehdi Rahmati Dehkordi IRI 01:07:48
10. Makoto Odakura JPN 01:08:17
Results: U23 Women
1. Shiho Sato JPN 01:09:40
2. Hiraku Fukuoka JPN 01:10:34
3. Akane Makita JPN 01:12:05
4. Winona Howe SGP 01:12:22
5. Ma. Claire Adorna PHI 01:12:53
6. Ayaka Shibata JPN 01:13:21
7. Niina Kishimoto JPN 01:13:45
8. Misaki Kago JPN 01:17:03
9. Chun-Fu Liu TPE 01:21:02
10. Cho Ieng Lei MAC 01:25:41
Results: Junior Men
1. Yu Hang Kok HKG 01:02:34
2. Shing Him Yu HKG 01:03:08
3. Ayan Beisenbayev KAZ 01:03:25
4. Oscar Coggins HKG 01:03:48
5. Koki Yamamoto JPN 01:03:55
6. James Tan HKG 01:03:57
7. Shunsuke Nakao JPN 01:04:17
8. Wan Hyuk Kim KOR 01:05:15
9. Semen Pivovarov KAZ 01:05:34
10. Michael Lam HKG 01:06:08
Results: Junior Women
1. Hye Rim Jeong KOR 01:08:53
2. Minami Kubono JPN 01:09:54
3. Sukhyeon Choi KOR 01:10:55
4. Ting-Ting Chang TPE 01:11:25
5. Miyu Sakai JPN 01:13:09
6. Camden Richter HKG 01:13:13
7. Cheuk Yi Chelsea Hung HKG 01:13:24
8. Chi Wen Chang TPE 01:13:44
9. Fuka Sega JPN 01:14:50
10. Gyuri Kim KOR 01:16:10
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