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KOSHIKAWA Yu Name KOSHIKAWA Yu
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 30 JUN 1984
Residence Gender Male
Height 189 cm Weight 87 kg
Discipline Volleyball

Volleyball

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Score Results Opponent
NOC
03 OCT 2014 19 : 30 Men's Gold Medal Match 1 : 3 Lose IRI - Iran IRI
02 OCT 2014 16 : 30 Men's Semifinal Round for 1st-4th Place 3 : 1 Win KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
01 OCT 2014 12 : 00 Men's Quarterfinal Match 1 3 : 2 Win IND - India IND
29 SEP 2014 14 : 30 Men's Play-off - Group F 3 : 0 Win CHN - China CHN
28 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Play-off - Group F 3 : 0 Win THA - Thailand THA
25 SEP 2014 15 : 00 Men's Preliminary Round - Group B 3 : 1 Win KUW - Kuwait KUW
23 SEP 2014 15 : 30 Men's Preliminary Round - Group B 3 : 0 Win PAK - Pakistan PAK
21 SEP 2014 15 : 30 Men's Preliminary Round - Group B 3 : 0 Win KSA - Saudi Arabia KSA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
3Men2002Busan, KOR
5Men2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
11Men2008Beijing, CHN
World Championship
8Men2006Japan
13Men2010Italy
World League
15Men2012
15Men2011
18Men2013
19Men2014
Grand Champions Cup
6Men2013Japan
Asian Championships
4Men2013United Arab Emirates
5Men2011Iran

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Kossy (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)
Hobbies Travelling and driving. (diamondblog.jp, 06 Jun 2014)
Occupation Athlete
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club JT Thunders , Japan
Coach Veselin Vukovic [club]; Masashi Nambu [national], JPN (jva.or.jp, 18 Jun 2014; jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)
Position / Style Outside hitter (jva.or.jp, 18 Jun 2014)
Plays Right (diamondblog.jp, 06 Jun 2014)
International debut 2004 for Japan, World League (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)
Injuries He had an operation to repair cartilage in his left knee in October 2009. (nikkansports.com, 20 Oct 2009)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2004 (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

National League
V. Premier League [Japan] (vleague.or.jp, 06 Jul 2014; jva.or.jp, 14 Apr 2014)

Start of sporting career
He began volleyball at about age 10 at a club team in his hometown in Japan. (jti.co.jp, 01 Jan 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
He began playing volleyball because he wanted to be better than his older sister, who played the sport at school. (jti.co.jp, 01 Jan 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

Hero
Japanese volleyball coach Yoshifumi Mibu. (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Step forward." (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

Awards
He received the V. League's Top Six Player Award multiple times between 2005 and 2014. (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

Between 2003 and 2014 he received many different V. League awards, including Best Serve, Outstanding Performance, Fighting Spirit and Best New Player. (jti.co.jp, 18 Jun 2014)

General
OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE
After Japan lost all its pool matches at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he went overseas to gain experience playing in Italy's domestic league for Pallavolo Padova. He said he learned a lot while competing with and against foreign players in Italy, but also realised the merits of Japanese volleyball. (jti.co.jp, 01 Jan 2014)

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