Kiryu at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||15 December 1995|
Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|University team||Toyo University|
|Coached by||Hiroyasu Tsuchie|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 9.98 (2017) |
200 m: 20.41 (2013)
Born in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kiryū 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 metres at the National Sports Festival of Japan, with a time of 10.58 seconds.
The following year, Kiryū ran in the under-18 category at the same competition and broke the world youth best for the 100 metres by bettering Tamunosiki Atorudibo's record of 10.23 seconds by two hundredths of a second on 5 October 2012. Less than a month later, on 3 November 2012, Kiryū lowered his own record to 10.19 seconds. His time also eclipsed the Asian junior record.
On 29 April 2013, Kiryū (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 seconds 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.
On 9 September 2017, Kiryu sprinted off into Japanese athletics history by becoming the first man from his country to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters, running a 9.98 (+1.8) at an intercollegiate meet in Fukui. He finally realized a long-held Japanese dream by shaving 0.02 off the national record set by Koji Ito in 1998.
|100 m||9.98 s||+1.8 m/s||Fukui, Japan||9 September 2017||Japanese record|
|9.87 w||+3.3 m/s||Texas, United States||28 March 2015||wind-assisted|
|200 m||20.41 s||+0.5 m/s||Nara, Japan||15 June 2013|
|60 m||6.56 s||Eugene, United States||18 March 2016||Japan's 2nd-fastest time|
- 100 metres
- Former World junior best holder – 10.01 s (wind: +0.9 m/s) (Hiroshima, 29 April 2013)
- Former World youth best holder – 10.19 s (wind: +0.5 m/s) (Fukuroi, 3 November 2012)
- Former Asian junior record holder – 10.05 s (wind: +1.6 m/s) (Kumagaya, 17 May 2014)
- Current Japanese and Japanese university record holder – 9.98 s (wind: +1.8 m/s) (Fukui, 9 September 2017)
- Current Japanese junior and Japanese high school record holder – 10.01 s (wind: +0.9 m/s) (Hiroshima, 29 April 2013)
- Current Japanese youth best holder – 10.19 s (wind: +0.5 m/s) (Fukuroi, 3 November 2012)
- 200 metres
- 4 × 100 m relay
- 60 metres (Indoor)
- Current Japanese junior record holder – 6.59 s (Osaka, 9 February 2014)
|2012||Japan Championships||Yokohama, Kanagawa||8th (h)||4 × 100 m relay||40.34 (relay leg: 2nd)|
|2013||Japan Championships||Chōfu, Tokyo||2nd||100 m||10.25 (wind: +0.7 m/s)|
|2014||Japan Championships||Fukushima, Fukushima||1st||100 m||10.22 (wind: +0.6 m/s)|
|2016||Japan Championships||Nagoya, Aichi||3rd||100 m||10.31 (wind: -0.3 m/s)|
|2017||Japan Championships||Osaka, Osaka||4th||100 m||10.26 (wind: +0.6 m/s)|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||2nd||4 × 100 m relay||39.47 (relay leg: 3rd)|
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- Representing Rakunan High School
- Representing Toyo University
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| Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 100 metres
5 October 2012 – 31 March 2017