Jamaican-Japanese Olympian Bested In Post-Rio Run

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Jamaican born Asuka Cambridge (L) who represents his mother’s nation of Japan.

By NAN Contributor

News Americas, OSAKA, Japan, Fri. Sept. 30, 2016: The Jamaican-Japanese speedster who tried to run down Usain Bolt and landed his team a silver medal in the 4×100-m men’s finals in Rio, was this week bested in Osaka.

Asuka “Aska” Antonio Cambridge , a ‘hafu’ as many mixed heritage Japanese are called, was beaten on the final day of the Japan Corporate Championships in Osaka in the men’s 100m by fellow relay teammate, Ryota Yamagata.

Yamagata clocked a meet record and personal best 10.03 (+0.5) ahead of Cambridge’s 10.15.

Cambridge, 23, was born in Jamaica, West Indies even though he is running for Japan. His father is Jamaican and his mother Japanese. He has been running in sprinting events from a young age, competing for his high school in Tokyo and later at Nihon University, where he studied literature and science.