Dai Tamesue

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Dai Tamesue
Dai Tamesue at Josef Odlozil Memorial in Prague 27June2005.jpg
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Japan
World Championships
Bronze 2001 Edmonton 400 m hurdles
Bronze 2005 Helsinki 400 m hurdles
Asian Games
Bronze 2002 Busan 400 m hurdles

Dai Tamesue (為末大 Tamesue Dai?, born May 3, 1978 in Hiroshima) is an Japanese athlete, competing mainly in 400 m hurdles but also 400 m.

Tamesue won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, setting a new personal best of 47.89 which still stands, and won another bronze medal at the 2002 Asian Games. He finished third again at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics with 48.10. In driving rain, he started fast to take the early lead before being overtaken on the final bend. He dived over the line for a bronze to edge out Kerron Clement of the USA who jogged over the line.

He lives in San Diego, and trains in the Chula Vista Olympic Center. Studies ESL and is married. One of his hobbies is riding bicycles to commute around Balboa Park area where he lives.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 400 m hurdles
2002 Asian Games Pusan, South Korea 3rd 400 m hurdles
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 400 m hurdles

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