ASICS Elite Track & Field Athletes Ready to “BETTER THEIR BEST” in Moscow
RELEASE DATE: 2013.08.06
ASICS Corporation (Headquarters: Kobe, Japan; President: Motoi OYAMA) today announces the athletes and federations supported by ASICS who will compete at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, on August 10-18, 2013.
ASICS will welcome all athletes and invited guests at its Hospitality Center in Moscow, located at:
,1 ZACHATEVSKY PEREULOK 4, 119034 MOSCOW.
ASICS LOUNGE MOSCOW 2013
For athletes, ASICS will provide a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for use before and after competition. Additionally, ASICS will welcome media and other guests to its lounge to experience the ASICS Spirit.
The 2013 IAAF World Championships will be the first major global sporting event where ASICS sponsored teams will wear apparel and accessories with the stand-alone “ASICS Spiral” branding.
ASICS is excited to support these athletes and expects they will “BETTER THEIR BEST” in their respective events.
<Federations contracted with ASICS>
< Leading ASICS sponsored athletes & All athletes list*> *as of Jul 30, 2013
Mizuki Noguchi (belong to Sysmex), Olympic champion in the marathon at the Athens Olympics.
She also won the 2005 Berlin Marathon in 2:19:12, which is the Berlin Marathon course record, as well as the Japanese and Asian record.
Chisato Fukushima is the national record holder in the women’s 100m and 200m.
Yuki Kawauchi, a marathon runner, known as the ‘citizen runner’
His personal best is 2:08:15.
Yoshihide Kiryu is a sprinter who specializes in the 100m. Currently a high school student, his personal best of 10:01 makes him co-holder of the World Junior record. He aims to become the first Japanese to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m.
Alysia Montaño, a recent addition to the ASICS roster, will be competing in the women's 800m after recently claiming her 5th USA National Title. Already this year, Montaño has set two American records in the Indoor 600m with a time of 1:23.59 and the outdoor 4x800m record with a time of 8:04.31. Montaño will compete on August 15, 16 and 18.
Becky Holliday, Olympic finalist, will be competing in the women's pole vault. Holliday will compete on August 13.
Deena Kastor, American record holder in marathon and half-marathon. She will compete in the marathon event on August 10.
Sharon Day will be coming into the World Championships after competing in Heptathlon at the London Olympics and turning around and having a very successful year in 2013. Sharon won both the USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships this year. Day will compete on August 12 and 13.
Christophe Lemaitre is the current 100m European Champion and French 100m and 200m record holder with respective times of 9:92 and 19:80. He had won silver medal on the 4x100m relay and bronze medal on 200m at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea.
Antoinette Nana Djimou is the 2013 European Indoor Champion in Heptathlon.
Simona La Mantia is the 2011 European Indoor Champion in Triple Jump
Emma Green is competing in High Jump. She won the bronze medals in European Championships both Indoor and Outdoor.
Antti Ruuskanen is competing in Javelin. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games
2012 Olympics 50K race walking silver medalist Jared Tallent will endeavour to go one better at the World Championships in Moscow. Jared is a whole hearted competitor who will do his country proud.
2009 Discus Gold medalist Dani Samuels comes into the World Championships reinvigorated following a below par performance at the London Olympics. Dani’s lead up form has been great and is certain to be a medal contender in Moscow.
Former World Indoors champion Fabrice Lapierre has overcome his injury issues in recent seasons and will be one to watch in the men’s long jump in Moscow. Fabrice is in great shape and will be keen to make up for the disappointment of missing the London Olympics in 2012.
<Athletes supported by ASICS: footwear *> *as of Jul 30, 2013
|Yoshihide Kiryu||M's 100m||Chisato Fukushima||W's 200m|
|Ryota Yamagata||M's 100m||Hitomi Niiya||W's 10000m|
|Yuichi Kobayashi||M's 200m||Satomi Kubokura||W's 400m Hurdles|
|Yuzo Kanemaru||M's 400m||Miyuki Fukumoto||W's High Jump|
|Yasuhiro Fueki||M's 400m Hurdles||Yuki Ebihara||W's Javelin Throw|
|Tsuyoshi Ugachi||M's 10000m||Mizuki Noguchi||W's Marathon|
|Kentaro Nakamoto||M's Marathon|
|Yuki Kawauchi||M's Marathon|
|Masakazu Fujiwara||M's Marathon|
|Kengo Yamazaki||M's 4x400m Relay|
|Hiroyuki Nakano||M's 4x400m Relay|
|Hideyuki Hirose||M's 4x400m Relay|
|Kim Hyun-sub||M's 20km Race Walk||KimSung-eun||W's Marathon|
|Choe Byung-kwang||M's 20km Race Walk|
|Park Chil-sung||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Lim Jung-hyun||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Oh Se-han||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Kim Young-jin||M's Marathon|
|Jin Min-sub||M's Pole Vault|
|TU CHIA LIN||M's 4x100m Relay|
|Deena Kastor||W's Marathon|
|Alysia Montaño||W's 800m|
|Sharon Day||W's Heptathlon|
|Becky Holliday||W's Pole Vault|
|Inaki Gomez||M's Race Walk|
|Karine Belleau-Béliveau||W's 800m|
|Anderson Henriques||M's 400m||Evelyn Carolina dos Santos||W's 4x100m Relay|
|M's 4x400m Relay||Franciela Krasucki||W's 100m|
|Bruno Lins||M's 200m||W's 200m|
|Pedro Luiz Burmann||M's 4x400m Relay||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Solonei Rocha da Silva||M's Marathon||Geisa Arcanjo||W’s Shot put|
|Enrico Demonte||M's 200m||Marzia Caravelli||W's 100m Hurdles|
|M's 4x100m Relay||Simona La Mantia||W's Triple Jump|
|Silvano Chesani||M's High Jump||Elisa Rigaudo||W's 20km Race Walk|
|Giorgio Rubino||M's 20km Race Walk||Irene Siragusa||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Federico Tontodonati||M's 20km Race Walk||Martina Amidei||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Teodorico Caporaso||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Juarez Isalbet||M's 4x400m Relay|
|Christophe Lemaitre||M's 100m||Antoinette Nana Djimou||W's Heptathlon|
|M's 4x100m Relay|
|Emmanuel Biron||M's 4x100m Relay|
|Alessandra Aguilar||W's Marathon|
|July Takacs||W's 20km Race Walk|
|Thomas van der Plaetsen||M's Decathlon|
|Sara Aerts||W's 100m Hurdles|
|Pelle Rietveld||M's Decathlon|
|Jamile Samuel||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Tessa van Schagen||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Madiea Ghafoor||W's 4x100m Relay|
|Sprunger Ellen||W's Heptathlon|
|W's 4x100m Relay|
|Fabienne Schlumpf||W’s 3000m Steeplechase|
|Sofia Linde||W's Heptathlon|
|Emma Green Tregaro||W's High Jump|
|Moa Hjelmer||W's 200m|
|W's 400 m|
|Antti Ruuskanen||M's Javelin Throw|
|Jarkko Kinnunen||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Aku Partanen||M's 50km Race Walk|
|Tim Leathart||M's 4x100m||Melissa Breen||W's 100m|
|Jarrod Geddes||M's 4x 100m||Dani Samuels||W's Discus Throw|
|Brandon Starc||M's High Jump||Jessica Trengove||W's Marathon|
|Jared Tallent||M's 50km Race Walk||Lauren Shelley||W's Marathon|
|Fabrice Lapierre||M's Long Jump||Kim Mickle||W's Javelin Throw|
|Andrew McCabe||M's 4x100m Relay|
|Stuart Farquhar||M's Javelin Throw|
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