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Name KANEMARU Yuzo
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 18 SEP 1987
Residence Gender Male
Height 177 cm Weight 75 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
28 SEP 2014 19:30 Men's 400m Final Final 4 46.04
27 SEP 2014 21:40 Men's 400m Semifinals Semifinal 1 2 45.72
27 SEP 2014 18:00 Men's 400m Round 1 Heat 1 1 46.68
29 SEP 2014 20:35 Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 Heat 1 1 3:05.53

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
2400m2010Guangzhou, CHN45.32
24 x 400m Relay2010Guangzhou, CHN3:02.43
4400m2006Doha, QAT46.47
44 x 400m Relay2006Doha, QAT3:07.07
Olympic Games
43400m2008Beijing, CHN46.39
134 x 400m Relay2012London, GBR3:03.86
29400m2012London, GBR46.01
World Championships
20400m2011Daegu, KOR46.11
23400m2013Moscow, RUS46.28
114 x 400m Relay2013Moscow, RUS3:02.43
134 x 400m Relay2011Daegu, KOR3:02.64
38400m2009Berlin, GER46.83
400m2007Osaka, JPNDNF
Diamond League
4400m2011Shanghai, CHN45.85
World Challenge
14 x 400m Relay2012Daegu, KOR3:01.04
1400m2011Daegu, KOR45.23
Asian Championships
14 x 400m Relay2011Kobe, JPN3:04.72
14 x 400m Relay2009Guangzhou, CHN3:04.13
24 x 400m Relay2013Pune, IND3:04.46
2400m2009Guangzhou, CHN46.60
3400m2013Pune, IND45.95
3400m2011Kobe, JPN46.38
World Indoor Championships
104 x 400m Relay2014Sopot, POL3:12.63

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname The Naniwa Bullet (city.takatsuki.osaka.jp, 25 Aug 2007)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Public Policy and Administration - Hosei University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Otsuka Pharmaceutical Track and Field, Japan
Coach Kawano Tadazu [club], JPN, Inubushi Takayuki [club], JPN; Katsumi Sakai [national], JPN (otsukakj.jp, 20 Jul 2014; NOC Media Guide, 26 Sep 2014)
International debut 2005 for Japan, World Championships (Helsinki) (rikuren.or.jp, 16 Jul 2010)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He joined an athletics club at about age 13. (ninomiyasports.com, 04 Jun 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
He was inspired by watching United States athlete Michael Johnson. (ninomiyasports.com, 04 Jun 2012)

Hero
Former United States sprinter Michael Johnson. (ninomiyasports.com, 08 Aug 2011)

Superstitions / Rituals
Pre-race, he moves his body, waist and wrists in a ritual known as the 'Japanese Press' or the 'Kanemaru Dance'. (sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp, 24 Aug 2007)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't need silver or bronze. To me if it isn't gold, it doesn't mean anything." (Japanrunningnews.blogspot, 07 Apr 2010)

Awards
He was named New Athlete of the Year in athletics events by the Tokyo Sports Journalists Club in 2005. (47news.jp, 25 Jan 2006)

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