Yoshihiko Saito

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Yoshihiko Saito (斎藤 嘉彦 Saitō Yoshihiko?, born 12 February 1972 in Tomioka, Gunma) is a Japanese athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles.

With a personal best time of 48.64 seconds, achieved in October 1998 in Kumamoto, he is a former Asian record holder. The Asian record currently belongs to Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily with 47.53 seconds,[1] and the Japanese record to Dai Tamesue.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd 400 m hrd
1991 Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 400 m hrd
Universiade Sheffield, England 2nd 400 m hrd[2]
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd 4x100 m relay
Universiade Buffalo, United States 2nd 400 m hrd[2]
1994 Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan 2nd 400 m hrd
1995 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 400 m hrd[2]
1997 East Asian Games Busan, South Korea 2nd 400 m hrd
1998 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 400 m hrd


  1. ^ IAAF Area Outdoor Records - Men - Asia
  2. ^ a b c World Student Games (Universiade - Men) - GBR Athletics