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Name SHIRAI Shotaro
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 23 MAR 1991
Residence Gender Male
Height 168 cm Weight 58 kg
Discipline Gymnastics Artistic

Gymnastics Artistic

Result
Start Date Start Time Event Score Rank
21 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Men's Floor Qualification 15.450 1
21 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Men's Vault Qualification 14.775 5
21 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Men's Rings Qualification 14.700 9
21 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Men's Pommel Horse Qualification 14.500 11
21 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Men's Team Final - Subdivision 1 355.475 1

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Shotaro (konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Konami Sports Club, Japan
Coach Hiroyuki Kato [club] (JPN) (konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His two younger brothers, Kojiro and Kenzo, are also artistic gymnasts. His father Masaaki Shirai and mother Norimi Shirai are gymnastics coaches. (mainichi.jp, 30 Jul 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began gymnastics at the Tsurumi Junior Gymnastics Club in Yokohama, Japan. (d-aiba.com, 07 Jul 2014; konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
His parents were coaches of the Tsurumi Junior Gymnastics Club in Yokohama, Japan. (d-aiba.com, 07 Jul 2014; konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)

Hero
Japanese gymnast Kenya Kobayashi. (konamisportsclub.jp, 19 Jul 2014)

Awards
He received the Kozuki Sports Award by the Kozuki Foundation in Japan in 2013. (kozuki.or.jp, 20 Sep 2013)

He has received the President's Prize by the Kanagawa Gymnastic Association. (taisoukanagawa.com, Nov 2007)

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