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YAMADA Eri Name YAMADA Eri
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 08 MAR 1984
Residence Gender Female
Height 165 cm Weight 58 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
Olympic Games
1Women2008Beijing, CHN
3Women2004Athens, GRE
World Championship
1Women2014Haarlem, NED
1Women2012Whitehorse, YT, CAN
2Women2010Caracas, VEN
2Women2006Beijing, CHN

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Yama, Meron, Hana (ISF, 31 Jul 2008)
Hobbies Collecting sunglasses, glasses and watches. (hitachi.co.jp, 31 Jul 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Languages Spoken English, Japanese
Club Hitachi Software, Yokohama, JPN
Coach Minoru Isono [club], JPN; Reika Utsugi [national], JPN (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014; hitachi.co.jp, 31 Jul 2014)
Position / Style Outfield (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014)
Plays Left (softball.or.jp 09 May 2008)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began playing softball at age 16. (hitachi.co.jp, 31 Jul 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
She was not allowed to take part in official baseball games when she reached high school, so she switched to softball instead. (hitachi.co.jp, 31 Jul 2014)

Hero
Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. (douban.com, 27 Apr 2009)

Superstitions / Rituals
She always steps on to the field with her right foot first and when she is preparing to bat she points her bat at the pitcher and then touches the sleeve of her uniform. (Athlete, 27 Sep 2006; pia.co.jp, 09 May 2008)

Awards
She was named as the Japan League's Hitter of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2011. (softball.or.jp, 23 Jun 2014)

She received Fujisawa City Citizens Honour's Award in 2008. (shonanliving.co.jp, 27 Sep 2008)

She was named as the Japan League's Rookie of the Year and named in the league's Team of the Season for 2002, 2003 and 2005. (JSA, 08 Aug 2006)

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