Aska Cambridge, who is aiming to participate in the Tokyo Olympics in a short distance for men on land, participated in the 100-meter race, which is the first race of the season, and the time was 10 seconds 35.
The 27-year-old Cambridge is aiming to participate in the Tokyo Olympics with a 100-meter relay with a personal best of 10 seconds 03 and a 400-meter relay that won the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
On the 28th, I participated in the 100-meter dash held in Miyazaki City as the first race of the season.
Ryota Yamagata, who has a personal best of 10:00, also participated in the race that was held in the rain, and Cambridge was ahead of Yamagata in the start that he had honed in the off-season.
However, in the latter half of his specialty, he rewound and finished at the top, and in a headwind of 0.1 meters, the time was 10 seconds 35.
Yamagata, on the other hand, finished second in 10 seconds 36.
The two are aiming for 10 seconds 05, which is the standard record for participation in the Olympics, in the early season race for the Japan Championships in June, when the men's 100-meter national team was unofficially decided for the Tokyo Olympics.
Aska Cambridge "The feel wasn't that bad"
Aska Cambridge finished the first race of the season and said, "I'm glad I was able to finish the race without getting hurt. I wanted to approach the Olympic participation standard record of 10 seconds 05, but it rained and it was in good condition. It was a pity that I couldn't run in the first half. There was a feeling that I was a little late in the first half, and there was a lack of growth even after the middle stage, but I think that the feeling was not so bad. "
Cambridge was enthusiastic that the tournament to be held in Shimane Prefecture in the middle of next month will be the next race, "I want to train with all my heart so that I can approach 10 seconds 05 next time."
Ryota Yamagata "I wanted to set a better record"
Ryota Yamagata participated in an indoor race last month, but the outdoor race on the 28th was the first race of the season, "As a position to aim for the Olympic participation standard record of 10 seconds 05, regardless of conditions such as rain I wanted to set a better record, especially in the middle of the race and beyond. "
Yamagata said that the tournament to be held in his hometown of Hiroshima will be the next race in the end of next month. I have a lot of chances to aim for the record, so I want to practice hard for the remaining one month with a target of 10 seconds 05. "