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Name YAZAWA Aki
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 05 NOV 1991
Residence Gender Female
Height 156 cm Weight 52 kg
Discipline Canoe Kayak Obstacle Slalom

Canoe Kayak Obstacle Slalom

Result
Start Date Start Time Event Rank Time
02 OCT 2014 15 : 50 Kayak Single Women Bronze Medal Final 1 1:14.36
02 OCT 2014 15 : 20 Kayak Single Women Semifinal 1 2 1:15.30
01 OCT 2014 16 : 14 Kayak Single Women Quarterfinal 4 1 1:16.22
01 OCT 2014 15 : 36 Canoe Single Women Quarterfinal 3 2 1:32.95
01 OCT 2014 12 : 00 Canoe Single Women Repechage 1 3 1:30.69
01 OCT 2014 10 : 46 Kayak Single Women Qualification Heat 1 4 1:11.49
01 OCT 2014 10 : 00 Canoe Single Women Qualification Heat 1 7 1:30.04

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
8Kayak (K1) Team2011Bratislava, SVK156.70
11Kayak (K1) Team2013Prague, CZE212.53
14Kayak (K1) Team2010Tacen, SLO251.52
25Kayak (K1)2013Prague, CZE136.74
27Canoe Single (C1)2013Prague, CZE139.61
34Kayak (K1)2010Tacen, SLO124.82
38Kayak (K1)2011Bratislava, SVK107.72
World Cup (Ranking)
21Canoe Single (C1)201459
31Canoe Single (C1)20129
32Kayak (K1)201468
52Kayak (K1)20128
59Kayak (K1)20136
75Kayak (K1)20114
World Cup
10Canoe Single (C1)2014Augsburg, GER192.32
18Canoe Single (C1)2012Prague, CZE
20Canoe Single (C1)2014Prague, CZE248.03
22Kayak (K1)2014Lee Valley, GBR124.73
25Kayak (K1)2014Augsburg, GER125.83
25Kayak (K1)2014Tacen, SLO251.50
31Kayak (K1)2012Prague, CZE
32Kayak (K1)2013Tacen, SLO
33Kayak (K1)2013Bratislava, SVK
35Kayak (K1)2014Prague, CZE96.90
37Kayak (K1)2013Augsburg, GER126.18
38Kayak (K1)2011Tacen, SLO
41Kayak (K1)2012Bratislava, SVK
45Kayak (K1)2012La Seu d'Urgell, ESP
45Kayak (K1)2012Pau, FRA111.64
50Kayak (K1)2011Markkleeberg, GER
Canoe Single (C1)2013Bratislava, SVKDNS
Asian Championships
3Kayak (K1)2010Guizhou, CHN119.76
9Kayak (K1)2011Miyi, CHN174.78
World Junior & U23 Championships
8Kayak (K1) Team2012Wausau, WI, USA235.58
9Kayak (K1) Team2014Penrith, NSW, AUS265.90
11Kayak (K1) Team2013Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK186.56
12Kayak (K1)2013Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK121.66
14Kayak (K1)2012Wausau, WI, USA137.19
15Canoe Single (C1)2013Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK169.49
17Canoe Single (C1)2014Penrith, NSW, AUS253.30
21Kayak (K1)2014Penrith, NSW, AUS127.88
31Kayak (K1)2008Roudnice nad Labem, CZE
Kayak (K1) Team2008Roudnice nad Labem, CZEDNS

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Japanese tea ceremonies, shopping, playing sports (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Cultural Studies - Surugadai University, Hanno, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Nagano Canoe Association, Japan
Sporting / famous Relatives Her older brother Yazawa Kazuki competed in canoe slalom for Japan at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (surugadai.ac.jp, 02 Nov 2012; joc.or.jp, 27 Jul 2012)
International debut 2010 for Japan, Asian Championship (China) (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2010 (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)

Start of sporting career
She began the sport at about age nine. (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
She was influenced by her father and older brother. (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (c19.co.jp, 23 Jun 2013)

Awards
She was named Best Athlete in 2011 and 2013 by the Hanno Sports Association in Japan. (surugadai.ac.jp, 17 Mar 2014, 19 Mar 2012)

General
JAPANESE DANCER
She has performed at the Japanese dance school Nishikawaryu since she was age three. Her stage name is Nishikawa Nami Wave. "I want to promote Japanese culture around the world." (Twitter profile, 2014; namiha.blog.shinobi.jp, 08 Aug 2013)

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