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UENO Yukiko Name UENO Yukiko
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 22 JUL 1982
Residence Gender Female
Height 174 cm Weight 73 kg
Discipline Softball

Softball

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results Score Opponent
02 OCT 2014 14 : 30 Women's Grand Final - Game 19 Win 6 - 0 TPE - Chinese Taipei TPE
01 OCT 2014 10 : 00 Women's Semifinal - Game 16 Win 6 - 1 TPE - Chinese Taipei TPE
30 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Preliminary Round - Game 13 Win 4 - 1 CHN - China CHN
29 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Women's Preliminary Round - Game 11 Win 8 - 0 KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
28 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Women's Preliminary Round - Game 7 Win 7 - 0 TPE - Chinese Taipei TPE
27 SEP 2014 16 : 30 Women's Preliminary Round - Game 4 Win 10 - 2 PHI - Philippines PHI
27 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Preliminary Round - Game 1 Win 10 - 0 THA - Thailand THA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
1Women2010Guangzhou, CHN
1Women2006Doha, QAT
1Women2002Busan, KOR
Olympic Games
1Women2008Beijing, CHN
3Women2004Athens, GRE
World Championship
1Women2014Haarlem, NED
1Women2012Whitehorse, YT, CAN
2Women2006Beijing, CHN
2Women2002Saskatoon, SK, CAN

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Uepi (Athlete 27 Sep 2006)
Hobbies Listening to music, watching films, walking. (Athlete 27 Sep 2006)
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Renesas Electronics Takasaki, Japan
Coach Reika Utsugi [national, club] (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014; sports.renesas.com, 19 Aug 2014)
Position / Style Pitcher (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014)
Plays Right (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014)
International debut 1999 for Japan (JSA, 05 Oct 2007)
Injuries A serious back injury forced her to miss the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (The Nishinippon Web, 05 Oct 2007)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began playing softball at age 10. (Athlete, 27 Jul 2002)

Reason for taking up this sport
A friend recommended she start to play. (japan.renesas.com 08 Aug 2006)

Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (w-evolution.jp, 19 Jul 2013)

Hero
US basketballer Michael Jordan, Japanese footballer Hidetoshi Nakata, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho. (japan.renesas.com, 08 May 2008; IS, 31 Jul 2008)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to reach for the stars to be one." (japan.renesas.com, Aug 2006)

Awards
She received Fukuoka City Sports Honour's Award in 2012. (city.fukuoka.lg.jp, 03 Dec 2012)

She received Fukuoka Prefecture Citizens Honour's Award in 2008. (beijing2008.nikkansports.com, 27 Aug 2008)

General
PERFECT GAME
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens she pitched the first perfect game in Olympic history leading Japan to a 2-0 win over China and a spot in the semifinals. (USA Today, 20 Aug 2004)