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Takumi Saito of Track Team is selected to represent Japan at the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow

西塔選手  April 25. Japan Association of Athletics Federations has announced the athletes which will compete in the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow to be held from August 10. Takumi Saito of the Track Team, Long Distance Department of this university (Third year, School of Economics, graduated from Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Commercial High School) has been chosen to participate in the 20km walking race division.

Please cheer him on!

 

Comments by Takumi Saito

 “I am very happy to be selected to represent Japan in the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow at this time.

Thank you for all your support and cheers up to now. At the London Olympics last year, I experienced the high level of the world and the challenges of exercising my own abilities on the world stage.

After the Olympics, I thought about how to compete in the world, and reviewed my training and life.

At this championship, I don’t just want to participate in this event, I’m seeking a high ranking victory and medal.

Please support and cheer for me.” 

Previous Achievements (2012, 2013)

28th All-Japan Junior Championships in 10000m Walk  1st place

6th Japan Students 20km Walk Championships (Students)  1st place

All-Japan Championships in 20km Walk  2nd Place

London Olympics Men’s 20km Walk    25th Place

36th 20km Race Walking Championship in Nomi   1st Place

96th All-Japan Men / Women Championships in 20km Walk  2nd Place 

Personal Best Records

5000m 20min 36sec 98

10000m 40min 11sec 71 (National Championships Oct 2012) ★Junior Japan Record

20km  1 hr 20min 05 sec (Feb 2013  All-Japan Championships in 20km Walk)

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Takumi Saito

Third year, School of Economics, Department of Economics / Track Team Long Distance Department

Born in March 23, 1993

Height 178cm  Weight 61kg

Origin: Nomi-town, Edajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

 

Graduated: Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Commercial High School, Nomi Junior High School, Edajima City, Hioshima Prefecture