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Name ABIKO Tomomi
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 17 MAR 1988
Residence Gender Female
Height 173 cm Weight 54 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
30 SEP 2014 18:30 Women's Pole Vault Final Final 2 4.25 SB

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
3Pole Vault2010Guangzhou, CHN4.15
Olympic Games
19Pole Vault2012London, GBR4.25

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Doshisha University, Kyoto, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Shiga Lake Stars, Otsu, JPN
Coach Takahisa Yoshida [national], JPN; Fumiaki Kobayashi [national], JPN (NOC Media Guide, 26 Sep 2014)
Injuries She suffered elbow and ankle injuries in 2011. (lakestars.net, 10 Jun 2012)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began pole vault at age 15 in Japan. (blog.nikkansports.com, 01 Sep 2006)

Reason for taking up this sport
A coach recommended she started. (blog.nikkansports.com, 01 Sep 2006)

Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (d-live.info, 27 Aug 2012)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in the top 10 at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco. (d-live.info, 27 Aug 2012)

Most influential person in career
Her family. (d-live.info, 27 Aug 2012)

Awards
She received an Excellence Award at the 2012 Shiga Prefecture Citizens Sports Awards. (lakessportsfoundation.org, 31 Oct 2012)

She received the Shiga Prefecture Sports Medal of Honour in 2007, 2009 and 2010. (pref.shiga.lg.jp, Jul 2012)

General
CONFIDENCE
She was unsure about her athletics future when she finished high school, whether to become a nurse or go to university. Her decision was made to continue studying and training when she gained confidence from finishing 10th at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco. (d-live.info, 27 Aug 2012)

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