Japan Championship 20km Race Walk Key visual released! ~ Fierce summit battle for the Budapest World Championship Japan National Team ~

Japan Association of Athletics Federations
[Japan Championship 20km Race Walk] Key visual released! ~ Fierce summit battle for the Budapest World Championship Japan National Team ~

We are pleased to announce that the key visual for the “106th Japan Athletics Championships 20km Race Walk” to be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Rokko Island (Hyogo) has been completed.
This tournament is positioned as the Japan representative selection competition for the “Budapest 2023 World Championships” to be held in August 2023, and the best in Japan will be decided in Kobe. Many Japanese representatives and Japanese record holders are scheduled to enter this tournament as well.
Winning a ticket to represent Japan in the Japanese racewalking world, which has produced many medalists and winners in international competitions such as the Olympics and world championships, is undoubtedly the fiercest battle in the world.
The key visuals are Oregon World Championship Men’s 20km Race Walk Silver Medalist Muki Ikeda (Asahi Kasei), Japanese Championship 6-time Champion Hideki Takahashi (Fujitsu), Oregon World Championship Women’s 20km Race Walk 6th Place Nanako Fujii (Edion) ), Kumiko Okada (Fujitsu), the Japanese record holder for the women’s 20 km
racewalking, was used to express the powerful walking of the Japanese representative who leads the world of racewalking.
On the day of the event, in addition to cheering along the road, we are planning to broadcast live, so please support the athletes who will be participating.

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“The world’s fiercest summit battle”
competition summary
Date: February 19, 2023 (Sun)
Venue: Rokko Island Konan University west side 20km course (Japan Association of Athletics Federations official course)
Organizer: Japan Association of Athletics Federations
Supported by: Kobe City, Kobe City Board of Education, Kobe City Sports Association, Kobe Shimbun
Host: Hyogo Athletics Association
Sponsors: ASICS Japan Co., Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Nishi Sports Co., Ltd., Denka Co., Ltd., Create Co., Ltd.
Hashtags: # Japan Championship 20km race walk, # World’s fiercest summit battle -Timetable (tentative)-
1. Japan Championship Men’s 20km race walk 8:50 competition start 2. Japan Championship Women’s 20km race walk 10:35 competition start 3. U20 selection men’s 10km race walk 12:30 competition start 4. U20 selection women’s 10km race walk 13:25 competition start ■The 106th Japan Athletics Championships・20km Race Walk Tournament Information https://www.jaaf.or.jp/competition/detail/1695/
*The entry list will be released in early February.
■Race walking special site “Race walking Navi”
– Posting racewalking rules and information on past competitions! In the future, we plan to update information such as race prospects and highlights from time to time! ~
~Japan national team player selection requirements~
Budapest 2023 World Championship Race Walker Selection Guidelines for Japan National Team
~ [Road to Budapest World Championship] List of eligible participants ~ https://www.jaaf.or.jp/news/article/17055/
* We are updating the standard participation record / dispatch setting record breakthrough!
■ Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Racewalking Japan National Team Selection Guidelines https://www.jaaf.or.jp/files/upload/202209/27_175323.pdf
■Pattaya 2023 Asian Athletics Championships Racewalking Japan National Team Selection Guidelines
[The 105th Japan Championship 20km Race Walk Archive]
~The 105th Japan Athletics Championships 20km Race Walk Digest~
[Video 3: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULCxagJqpTc]

-Live Streaming of the 105th Japan Athletics Championships 20km Race Walk-
[Video 4: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpKmlPsqOXA]

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