Daichi Sawano

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Daichi Sawano
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At the 92nd Japan Athletics Championships in June 2008
Personal information
Born (1980-09-16) September 16, 1980 (age 39)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Country Japan
Event(s)Pole vault

Daichi Sawano (澤野大地, Sawano Daichi, born 16 September 1980 in Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka and raised in Chiba Prefecture) is a Japanese pole vaulter.

His personal best is 5.83 metres, which is the current Japanese National Record (as of 2019/01/01) achieved in May 2005 in Shizuoka. Sawano is a three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2016), two-time Olympic Finalist, whose best finish was 7th at the Rio Olympics (2016).

Sawano is currently coached by the staff at the University of Japan (Nichidai) and USA Track and Field National Pole Vault Chair, Brian Yokoyama. He was formerly coached by former Japanese record holder Teruyasu Yonekura and renown Japanese pole coach Yamazaki.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st 5.40 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th (q) 5.60 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 14th (q) 5.55 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th 5.55 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 5.50 m
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 5.40 m
2006 Asian Indoor Championships Pattaya, Thailand 1st 5.60 m
World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 9th (q) 5.65 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th 5.65 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd 5.70 m[1]
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 5.60 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan – (q) NM
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 5.45 m
World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 10th (q) 5.65 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th (q) 5.55 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 5.50 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 3rd 5.45 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 1st 5.50 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 14th 5.65 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) 5.40 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 2nd 5.55 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 5.50 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 27th (q) 5.45 m


  1. ^ Representing Asia

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