Olympics: Silver medal-winning sprinters during start line for 2020

The 4 group who influenced Japan with a initial china award in Olympic sprinting pronounced Monday they have set their sights on bullion during a Tokyo 2020 Games.

“The 4 of us wish to contest for a improved award 4 years from now,” pronounced Asuka Cambridge, who anchored Japan’s 4×100 scale relay, using a final leg opposite Olympic fable Usain Bolt of Jamaica.

Shota Iizuka, who ran a second leg for Japan during a Rio Games, said, “We were means to uncover that Japanese have using talent.”

With a send teams distinguished poses as they entered a stadium, a Japanese sprinters chose to pull hypothetical swords forward of their competition opposite some of a fastest group in a world.

Ryota Yamagata, who got a Japanese off to a good start in a initial leg, said, “I consider my purpose was to set a good tinge for a team. When we crossed in second place, my feeling was like, ‘We did it.’ we was so happy.”

Yoshihide Kiryu, who has carried a weight of being Japan’s competitor of a destiny ever given he ran a wind-assisted 10.01-second 100 meters in Apr 2013 as a 17-year-old, ran a third leg.

“We had a kind of certainty that we could contest opposite a universe and not lose,” he said.

Although nothing of a Japanese group reached a final of their particular sprints in Rio, their flawless rod exchanges authorised Cambridge to start a final leg even with Bolt.

“No matter how most a other teams practice, no one will do improved rod exchanges,” Iizuka said.

Kiryu pronounced that his age also gives Japan wish for 2020.

“By then, I’ll still be younger than Iizuka is now,” he said.


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