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Name ITOKAZU Yoichi
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 24 MAY 1991
Residence Gender Male
Height 158 cm Weight 62 kg
Discipline Weightlifting

Weightlifting

BiographiesResult
Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Ranking Remarks
Men's 62kg 125kg 161kg 286kg 7

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
662kg - Clean & Jerk2013Wroclaw, POL160
762kg2013Wroclaw, POL287
862kg - Snatch2013Wroclaw, POL127
1056kg - Clean & Jerk2009Goyang, KOR138
1156kg2009Goyang, KOR244
1456kg - Snatch2009Goyang, KOR106
1962kg - Snatch2011Paris, FRA121
2062kg - Clean & Jerk2011Paris, FRA150
2162kg2011Paris, FRA271
2856kg - Snatch2010Antalya, TUR104
56kg2010Antalya, TURNoM
56kg - Clean & Jerk2010Antalya, TURNoM
Asian Championships
462kg - Clean & Jerk2012Pyeongtaek, KOR155
562kg2012Pyeongtaek, KOR282
662kg - Snatch2012Pyeongtaek, KOR127
World Junior Championships
256kg - Clean & Jerk2009Bucharest, ROU138
362kg - Clean & Jerk2011Georgetown, MAS155
356kg2009Bucharest, ROU243
556kg - Snatch2009Bucharest, ROU105
962kg2011Georgetown, MAS272
1062kg - Snatch2011Georgetown, MAS117
World Ranking
962kg2013294

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Star of a Tiny Island (sanspo.com, 14 Apr 2012)
Higher education Humanities, Science - Nihon University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Metropolitan Police Department , Tokyo, JPN
Coach Eiji Inagaki [national] (JPN) (sportsphoto.pro, 23 Jul 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His younger sister Kanako has competed in weightlifting. (sanspo.com, 14 Apr 2012)
International debut 2009 for Japan, World Championships (Goyang) (ninomiyasports.com, 14 Feb 2012)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2009 (ninomiyasports.com, 14 Feb 2012)

Start of sporting career
He began the sport in his second year of junior high school. He took it up seriously at Tomishiro High School in Okinawa, Japan. (ninomiyasports.com, 14 Feb 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
His teacher in junior high school encouraged him to take up weightlifting. (ninomiyasports.com, 14 Feb 2012)

Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ryukyushimpo.jp, 24 May 2014)

Awards
He received an Excellence Award at the 2010 Okinawa Amateur Sports Association Award Ceremony. (okinawakentaikyo.com, 2010)

He received a Prize for Encouragement at the 2012 Outstanding Student Honorary Awards Ceremony, organised by Japan Student Services Organization. (jasso.go.jp, 24 Jan 2013)

He received a Governor Award at the 2013 Tokyo Sports Festival. (ryukyushimpo.jp, 09 Nov 2013)

General
SMALL BEGINNINGS
He was born on a tiny island called Kudaka Jima, Japan. The island's perimeter is about 8km and the population is about 270. (sanspo.com, 14 Apr 2012)

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