Masato Yokota

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Masato Yokota
Personal information
Nationality  Japan
Born (1987-11-19) November 19, 1987 (age 29)
Tokyo
Education Keio University
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Event(s) 800 metres
Club Fujitsu
Coached by Joe Douglas
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m: 1:46.16 (2009)
Updated on 21 February 2013.

Masato Yokota (born November 19, 1987 in Tokyo) is a Japanese track and field athlete, specializing in the 800 metres. He was Japanese record holder in the 800 metres from October 18, 2009 until May 11, 2014.

He graduated the Keio University. He trains at Fujitsu Track & Field team. As the winner of the 2012 Japanese Olympic Trials, Masato represented his home country in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] He has also competed in the 2007 and 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. As of 2012, he has won six Japan Championships (2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012).

Masato trains in the United States as a member of the Santa Monica Track Club.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
2006 Asian Junior Championships Macau 1st 800 m 1:51.34
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 11th (sf) 800m 1:48.98
6th (h)[3] 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.27
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 9th (h) 800 m 1:52.23
World Championships Osaka, Japan 38th (h) 800 m 1:47.16
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 800 m 1:49.30
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 4th 800 m 1:48.08
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 5th 800 m 1:50.35
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 3rd 800 m 1:54.71
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 4th 800 m 1:46.48
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 4th 800 m 1:47.05
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 26th (h) 800 m 1:47.60
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 37th (h) 800 m 1:48.48
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 7th 800 m 1:51.13

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