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Girls' Physical Performance Hits New Highs: Govt Survey

Girls' Physical Performance Hits New Highs: Govt Survey

   Tokyo, Feb. 13 (Jiji Press)--Girls in the fifth year of elementary school and the second year of junior high school in Japan posted record highs in overall physical performance in fiscal 2017, a government survey showed Tuesday.
   Girls' physical performance points were highest since fiscal 2008, when the annual survey on physical strength, skills and exercise habits of boys and girls in the two grades was launched.
   As for boys, overall performance stayed almost flat from the previous year in both grades, according to the fiscal 2017 survey, released by the Japan Sports Agency.
   The latest survey was conducted between April and July last year, covering 2.08 million students, or almost all children in the two grades.
   The younger group of girls posted a new high in overall performance for the fourth consecutive year, hitting new records in four of the eight activity categories, including a 50-meter sprint.

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