Sakie Tsukuda

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Sakie Tsukuda
Personal information
Full name Sakie Tsukuda
Born (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 29)
Bihoro, Hokkaidō, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Infobox last updated on
October 15, 2013

Sakie Tsukuda (佃 咲江 Tsukuda Sakie?, born October 31, 1985 in Bihoro, Hokkaidō) is a Japanese amateur track cyclist.[1] She mounted a spirited challenge over South Africa's Tracey van Niekerk for the women's sprint gold medal at the 2007 UCI B World Championships in Cape Town, and later represented Japan at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

Tsukuda qualified for her first Japanese squad, as a 22-year-old, in the women's sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving a berth from the UCI "B" World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.[2] After grabbing the twelfth and final seed in 12.134 (an average speed of 59.337 km/h) on the morning prelims, Tsukuda lost her first round match-up to Great Britain's top medal favorite Victoria Pendleton in a spectacular fashion, finished third in her repechage heat behind Belarus' Natallia Tsylinskaya and Cuba's Lisandra Guerra, and then placed twelfth overall in a single four-rider 200 m race to round out the field.[3][4][5]

Career highlights[edit]

2006
2007
2008
2013
  • 1st Japanese Track Cycling Championships (Pursuit), Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sakie Tsukuda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Wilsnagh, Derek (28 June 2007). "Gold tinting for Joanne's Olympic jol". Independent Online (South Africa). Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's Sprint Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's Sprint Finals". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "GB pursuit team set world record". BBC Sport. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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