Chinatsu Mori

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Chinatsu Mori (森 千夏?, Mori Chinatsu) (born May 20, 1980 in Edogawa, Tokyo – August 9, 2006 in Tokyo) was a Japanese shot putter. Her personal best throw is 18.22 metres, achieved in April 2004 in Hamamatsu. This is the current Japanese record.[1]

She won the silver medal at the 2000 Asian Championships and the bronze medal at the 2003 Asian Championships. In addition she competed at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games without reaching the final round. Mori died of appendix cancer on August 9, 2006, aged 26.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1999 Asian Junior Championships Singapore 3rd 15.06 m
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd 16.38 m
2002 Asian Games Busan, South Korea 5th 16.93 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 20th (q) 16.86 m
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 3rd 17.80 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st 15.86 m