15 December 1995 |
Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
100 m: 10.01 (Hiroshima 2013)
Born in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, he played soccer while at elementary school and became interested in track and field at junior high school, as his brother took part in the sport. In 2011 he won the under-16 national title in the 100 m at the National Sports Festival of Japan with a run of 10.58 seconds.
The following year he ran in the under-18 category at the competition and broke the world youth best for the 100 m by bettering Tamunosiki Atorudibo's record of 10.23 by two hundredths of a second on 5 October 2012. Less than a month later, on 3 November 2012, Kiryu lowered his own record to 10.19 seconds. His time also eclipsed the Asian junior record, held by Japan's Ryota Yamagata (2011) and Kazuma Oseto (2012).
On 29 April 2013, Kiryu (still a student at Rakunan High School in Tō-ji) ran at the Oda Memorial meet and tied the World junior record of 10.01, co-held by Darrel Brown and Jeffery Demps. The IAAF subsequently rejected the inclusion of the time as an official record due to the use of unapproved wind-speed measurement equipment on the track.
- "Yoshihide Kiryu égale le record du monde juniors sur 100m en 10"01". Eurosport.fr. April 29, 2013. (French)
- 桐生祥秀（京都・洛南）陸上100㍍ 驚異の記録続々 練習法は？. Koukoushishinbun. Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
- Yoshihide Kiryu. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
- Yoshihide Kiryu, le nouvel Usain Bolt? (French)
- Larner, Brett (2013-04-29). High School Senior Kiryu World-Leading 10.01 to Tie 100 m Jr. WR, All-Time Japanese #2. Japan Running News. Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
|Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 100 metres
5 October 2012 – present
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