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Sumitomo Electric Athletics Club Members Tomoya Tamura and Kosuke Horii Selected to Compete at IAAF World Relays


April 10, 2017
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is excited to announce that its athletics club members Mr. Tomoya Tamura and Mr. Kosuke Horii have been selected to compete in the men's 4 × 400 meter relay at the upcoming IAAF World Relays.

Mr. Tamura has excellent records in men's 400 meter races including third place in the 2015 Japan National Championships. He also competed in the men's 4 X 400 meter relay at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

Mr. Horii became a member of Sumitomo Electric this April. He won the fifth place in the men's 400 meter race at the 2015 Japan National Championships when he was at Josai University.

We are proud of their participation in this international athletic event and hope to receive your support and encouragement.

Event Outline

Date April 22-23
Venue Nassau, Bahamas
Website IAAF World Relays


  • Tomoya Tamura
  • Name Tomoya Tamura
    Birthdate August 20, 1992
    Record 20"73 (200 meters), 46"07 (400 meters)
    Comment I have competed in many international races, but I have not achieved satisfactory results yet. In this race, I want to demonstrate my best performance and set a good tone for the rest of the team. With Mr. Horii, I will do my very best with pride in representing Japan and Sumitomo Electric.
  • Kosuke Horii
  • Name Kosuke Horii
    Birthdate April 27, 1994
    Record 45"85 (400 meters)
    Comment This race is the first step to the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be held in London. We will try our best to put in an excellent performance in this race and win the ticket to the World Championship. We hope to receive your warm support.
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