Keio University Alumnus Ryota Yamagata Wins Silver in the Men's 4x100m Relay at the Rio Olympic Games
August 23, 2016
On August 20, Ryota Yamagata, a graduate of the Keio University Faculty of Policy Management, came away with a silver medal in the men’s 4x100m relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The team set a new Japanese and Asian record time of 37.60s in the final, beating their own Japanese and Asian record time in the heats.
Yamagata also made it to the semifinals in the men’s 100m where he ran a personal best with a time of 10.05s. Yamagata first competed in the Olympics in London in 2012 where he advanced to the semifinals in the men’s 100m and helped Japan to 5th place (since upgraded to 4th place) in the 4x100m relay.
Results of the 4x100m Relay at the Rio 2016 Olympics
Heat 2 of the men’s 4x100m relay: 37.68s
Final of the men’s 4x100m relay: 37.60s (silver medal)