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Name SAWANO Daichi
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 16 SEP 1980
Residence Gender Male
Height 183 cm Weight 74 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
28 SEP 2014 18:30 Men's Pole Vault Final Final 2 5.55

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1Pole Vault2006Doha, QAT5.60
Olympic Games
16Pole Vault2008Beijing, CHN5.55
World Championships
10Pole Vault2009Berlin, GER5.50
14Pole Vault2011Daegu, KOR5.65
14Pole Vault2013Moscow, RUS5.40
Pole Vault2007Osaka, JPNNoM
Diamond League
4Pole Vault2014Shanghai, CHN5.62
7Pole Vault2011Monaco, MON5.45
World Challenge
1Pole Vault2014Tokyo, JPN5.61
1Pole Vault2011Kawasaki, JPN5.60
Pole Vault2013Tokyo, JPNNoM
Pole Vault2012Kawasaki, JPNNoM
Asian Championships
1Pole Vault2011Kobe, JPN5.50
3Pole Vault2009Guangzhou, CHN5.45

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Air Daichi (geitopi.com, 18 Jun 2013)
Hobbies Cars, collecting cups. (sports.jp.fujitsu.com, 23 Jul 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Nihon University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Fujitsu Track and Field Team, Japan
Coach Fukushima Tadashi [club], JPN; Takahisa Yoshida [national], JPN; Fumiaki Kobayashi [national], JPN (sports.jp.fujitsu.com, 23 Jul 2014; NOC Media Guide, 26 Sep 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His wife Maeda Mika is a television announcer for TV Tokyo in Japan. (geitopi.com, 18 Jun 2013)
International debut 2002 for Japan, Asian Championships (Colombo) (jaaf.or.jp, 15 Aug 2013)
Injuries He injured his left hamstring at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France, which resulted in him pulling out of the final. (tbs.co.jp, 31 Jul 2009)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up pole vaulting in his first year at junior high school. (tbs.co.jp, 06 Sep 2007)

Reason for taking up this sport
Before switching to pole vault, he used to run the 1500m but couldn't break any records, so his coach recommended he try pole vault (tbs.co.jp, 06 Sep 2007)

Awards
He received an Excellence Award at the 2013 Chiba Amateur Sports Association Award Ceremony. (chiba-taikyo.jp, 21 Oct 2013)

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