June 25, 1991 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
100 m: 10.28 s (2013)
Shōta Iizuka (飯塚 翔太, born June 25, 1991) is a Japanese sprinter, who specializes in the 200 metres. The reason why he started track-and-field was he won the local competition of 100m race at where he resided when he was third grade and then the club coach scouted him to his track-and-field club. He attends the Fujieda Meisei High School and then does the Chuo University.
At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, Iizuka won the 200 m title with a time of 20.67 seconds. This earned him the gold medal, Japanese Male sprinter's first medal in the event.
|100 m||10.28||+0.9 m/s||Hiroshima||29 April 2013|
|200 m||20.21||+1.4 m/s||Shizuoka||3 May 2013|
- 「和製ボルト」飯塚翔太、世界ジュニアで「金」 (Japanese) Yomiuri Shimbun (2010-07-24). Retrieved on 2010-07-26
- Men's 200m Final IAAF (2010-07-24). Retrieved on 2010-07-26
- Martin, David (2010-07-24). Stormy Kendrik finishes like a thunderbolt to win USA’s first championships gold – Day Five Evening Wrap IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26