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.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th 400 m 46.03
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:06.01
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th 4x400 m relay 3:20.18
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.84
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 62nd (h) 400 m hurdles 61.81
2001 Asian Games Osaka, Japan 2nd 400 m hurdles 49.28
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.74
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 400 m hurdles 47.89
13th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:02.75
2002 Olympic Games Busan, South Korea 3rd 400 m hurdles 49.29
4th 4x400 m relay 3:05.85
2003 World Championships Paris, France 18th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.37
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th (sf) 400 m hurdles 48.46
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 400 m hurdles 48.10
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 21st (h) 400 m hurdles 49.67
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.82
14th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:04.18

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