Kōichirō Morioka

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Kōichirō Morioka
Personal information
Born (1985-04-02) April 2, 1985 (age 30)
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Country  Japan
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50 km walk

Kōichirō Morioka (森岡 紘一朗 Morioka Kōichirō?, born 2 April 1985 in Nagasaki) is a Japanese race walker. He has enjoyed success at University and regional levels, having won two bronze medals at both the Summer Universiade (2005, 2007) and the Asian Games (2006, 2010). Morioka has competed at the four World Championships in Athletics (2005 to 2011) and has twice represented Japan at the Summer Olympics (2008, 2012). He also won a silver medal at the 2009 East Asian Games.

He walked an Asian record of 39:07.84 minutes for the 10,000 km track walk in 2010, which was broken two years later by Wang Zhen.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
2004 Asian Junior Championships Ipoh, Malaysia 5th 10,000 m 43:33.73
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 6th 10,000 m 41:14.61
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 29th 20 km 1:27:08
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rd 20 km 1:25:18
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 31st 20 km 1:24:44
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3rd 20 km 1:23.17
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th 20 km 1:24:46
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 20 km 1:25:10
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th 20 km 1:21:57
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 11th 20 km 1:21:48
18th 50 km 3:56:21
East Asian Games Hong Kong 2nd 20 km 1:26:47
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 20th 20 km 1:26:36
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 3rd 50 km 3:47:41
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 50 km 3:46:21
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 38th 20 km 1:24:44
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th 50 km 3:43:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-09-18). Walking records galore at China’s National University Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-01-27.