Yoshihide Kiryū

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Yoshihide Kiryu
Yoshihide Kiryū Rio 2016.jpg
Kiryu at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityJapanese
Born (1995-12-15) 15 December 1995 (age 23)
Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 metres
University teamToyo University
TeamNippon Life
Coached byHiroyasu Tsuchie
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 9.98 (2017) Japanese record

200 m: 20.41 (2013)

60 m: 6.56 (2016)

Yoshihide Kiryū (桐生 祥秀, Kiryū Yoshihide, born 15 December 1995) is a Japanese sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and holds Japan's 100 metres record, with a time of 9.98 seconds.

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] His time also eclipsed the Asian junior record.

On 29 April 2013, Kiryū (still a student at Rakunan High School in Tō-ji)[5] 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.[6]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Kiryū won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay.[7]

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.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Wind Venue Date Notes
Outdoor
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
Indoor
60 m 6.56 s Eugene, United States 18 March 2016 Japan's 2nd-fastest time

Records[edit]

  • 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
    • Former Japanese high school record holder - 20.41 s (wind: +0.5 m/s) (Nara, 15 June 2013)
    • Former Japanese youth best holder - 20.70 s (wind: -0.4 m/s) (Nagoya, 21 October 2012)
  • 4 × 100 m relay
    • Current Asian and Japanese record holder - 37.60 s (relay leg: 3rd) (Rio de Janeiro, 19 August 2016)[a]
    • Former Japanese high school record holder - 39.64 s (relay leg: 4th) (Fukuroi, 3 November 2012)
  • 60 metres (Indoor)
    • Current Japanese junior record holder - 6.59 s (Osaka, 9 February 2014)
a with Ryōta Yamagata, Shōta Iizuka, and Asuka Cambridge

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 33rd (h) 100 m 10.31 (wind: -0.4 m/s)
6th 4 × 100 m relay 38.39 (relay leg: 1st)
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 14th (sf) 60 m 6.62
World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 5th 4 × 100 m relay 38.40 (relay leg: 3rd)
World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 3rd 100 m 10.34 (wind: -0.6 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.02 (relay leg: 2nd)
2015 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.20 (relay leg: 3rd)
2016 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 9th (sf) 60 m 6.56 PB
Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29th (h) 100 m 10.23 (wind: -0.4 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 37.60 (relay leg: 3rd) AR
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.04 (relay leg: 3rd)
2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.16 (relay leg: 3rd)

National championship[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2012 Japan Championships Yokohama, Kanagawa 8th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.34 (relay leg: 2nd)[8]
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)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yoshihide Kiryu égale le record du monde juniors sur 100m en 10"01". Eurosport.fr (in French). April 29, 2013.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Yoshihide Kiryu. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-04-30.
  4. ^ Yoshihide Kiryu, le nouvel Usain Bolt? (in French)
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "IAAF denies Kiryu share of junior world record". Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  7. ^ Mckirdy, Andrew (2016-08-20). "Bolt completes triple-triple with Jamaica's gold in 4×100 relay; Japan makes history by taking silver". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  8. ^ Representing Rakunan High School
  9. ^ Representing Toyo University

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Nigeria Tamunosiki Atorudibo
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 100 metres
5 October 2012 – 31 March 2017
Succeeded by
United States Anthony Schwartz