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Track Beauty of the Week: Reina Shiroshita (城下 麗奈 Rena Joshita)
October 2, 2010Posted by on
Reina Shiroshita (城下 麗奈 Rena Joshita) is this week’s track beauty!
The sprint hurdler is a fixture on the Japan National Championships podium, having placed within the top 3 since 2008. Shiroshita twice finished one rung behind gold. At the 2010 Japan Championships, the 24-year old trailed the national record holder Asuka Terada (寺田 明日香) for the silver medal.
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Shiroshita has a personal best of 13.25s (2010), despite some glaring technical deficiencies in her hurdling form, particularly her lead leg. The hurdler set her best mark at the Japanese Asian Games qualifiers.
Nevertheless, 13.25s is good enough for a respectable 4th place in the 2006 Doha Asian Games 100m hurdles final. If she could replicate or better her form, Japan would have a formidable 1-2 combination in the women’s sprint hurdles come the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games this November.