Asuka Cambridge

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Asuka Cambridge
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Japan
East Asian Games
Gold 2013 Tianjin 200 m
Gold 2013 Tianjin 4×100 m relay
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2012 Barcelona 4×100 m relay

Asuka "Aska" Antonio Cambridge (Japanese: ケンブリッジ飛鳥; born 31 May 1993) is a Japanese track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. He is a two-time East Asian Games gold medallist and a relay bronze medallist at the World Junior Championships in Athletics. His father is Jamaican and his mother is Japanese.

He ran in sprinting events from a young age, competing for his high school in Tokyo and later at Nihon University, where he studied literature and science. He was fourth in the 100 m at the 2011 National Sports Festival of Japan.[1] At the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics he narrowly missed out on the 200 m final,[2] but he excelled in the relay alongside Kazuma Oseto, Akiyuki Hashimoto, and Kazuki Kanamori – the team ran an Asian junior record of 39.01 seconds in the heats (the fastest of all the qualifiers) and were just one hundredth slower in the final, where they claimed the bronze medals.[3][4]

In 2013, Cambridge improved his personal bests to 10.33 seconds for the 100 m and 20.62 seconds for the 200 m.[1] He won his first international gold medals at the 2013 East Asian Games in October: he beat compatriot Shōta Iizuka in the 200 m to become East Asian champion and then teamed up with his rival to secure the 4×100 metres relay title for Japan. Their time of 38.44 seconds was a new East Asian Games record – an improvement of nearly half a second.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asuka Cambridge. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  2. ^ 2012 World Junior Championships Men's 200 metres semi-final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  3. ^ 2012 World Junior Championships 4x100 Metres Relay - men . IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  4. ^ JAPAN National Junior Records. JAAF. Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  5. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2013-10-10). Chinese athletes dominate on home soil at East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-12-22.

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