Ai Ueda

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Ai Ueda
Ai Ueda 1.jpg
Ueda at the World Championship Series triathlon in Kitzbühel, 2010
Personal information
Born (1983-10-26) 26 October 1983 (age 33)[1]
Kyoto, Japan[1]
Residence Chiba, Japan[1]
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 45 kg (99 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Japan
Sport Triathlon
Turned pro 2003
Coached by Hideki Yamane

Ai Ueda (Japanese: 上田藍, born 26 October 1983 in Kyoto) is a Japanese triathlete. She is the winner of the 2005 and 2008 Asian Triathlon Championship and the winner of the 2013 ITU Duathlon World Championships.[2] She has represented Japan in triathlon in both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Ai Ueda moved to Chiba after finishing high school to dedicate herself completely to triathlon. In the same year she won the Junior Asian Championships and in 2003 she became an Elite triathlete.

In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Ai Ueda took 17th in women's triathlon. In the 2012 Summer Olympics she placed 39th.[3]

ITU competitions[edit]

In the nine years from 2002 to 2010, Ueda took part in 88 ITU competitions and achieved 29 top ten positions, among which 12 gold medals. In the World Championship Rankings 2010 Ai Ueda is number 31 of the world's best female elite triathletes.[4] Unless indicated otherwise, all competitions are triathlons (Olympic distance) and belong to the "Elite" category.

DNF = Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Athlete Biography". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ai Ueda Wins Duathlon World Championship". triathlete.com. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ai Ueda Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results for: Ueda, Ai (JPN)". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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