London Olympic bronze medalist Koji Murofushi won his 19th successive title in the men’s hammer throw at the nationwide athletics championships on Sunday.
The 38-year-old Murofushi topped the standings with an attempt of 76.42 meters at Ajinomoto Stadium. The nationals doubled as a qualifier for the world athletic championships this August in Moscow.
In the men’s 200 meters, Shota Iizuka protected his first title, crossing in 20.31 seconds, while Takayuki Kishimoto three-peated in the men’s 400 hurdles, winning in 49.08 to exceed the A qualifying standard of 49.40. Both Iizuka and Kishimoto punched their tickets for Moscow.
Chisato Fukushima, who won the women’s 100 meters a day earlier, completed a winning double for the third year in a row with her victory in the women’s 200 in 23.25. Satomi Kubokura took her seventh successive title in the women’s 400 hurdles, in 56.62.
The Atlantic Coast meeting announced the dates, networks and game times for its 2013 Football Bowl Games. In all, the ACC will have eight definite bowl slots, with one additional provisional contract. The ACC Champion, if it is not in the Vizio BCS National finals Game played in the Rose Bowl Stadium, will play in the find out Orange Bowl, which will be played on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The game will be countrywide televised by ESPN.
The Discover Orange Bowl has the first selection of teams which practiced for the BCS after the five discussion champions and/or their replacements have been placed. If two ACC teams are not selected for the BCS, the Chick-fil-A Bowl will have the next variety of ACC teams, and it will be played in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31 with an 8 p.m. kickoff. The opponent will be from the Southeastern discussion.
The Russell Athletic Bowl will have the second assortment of ACC teams after the BCS, and will be played on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 6:45 p.m. and will be countrywide televised by ESPN. The opponent will be the first pick from the American Athletic discussion after the BCS. The 80th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl will have the third assortment of ACC teams after the BCS and will be played on New Year’s Eve afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 31 with a 2 p.m. kickoff.
The game will be nationally televised by CBS for the 47th successive year. Only one other sports property has been televised successively on the same network longer and that is the Masters on CBS. The opponent will be the fourth selection from the Pac-12 after the BCS. The Belk Bowl will have the fourth selection of an ACC team after the BCS and will be played this year on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:20 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. The game will feature an adversary from the American Athletic Conference.
- 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Schedule
- Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
- Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (conditional)
- Russell Athletic Bowl
- Belk Bowl
- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
- AdvoCare V100 Bowl
- Hyundai Sun Bowl
- Chick-fil-A Bowl
- Discover Orange Bowl