Megumi Sato (athlete)

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Megumi Sato (佐藤 恵, Satō Megumi?, born 13 September 1966 in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture) is a retired Japanese high jumper. Her personal best jump was 1.95 metres, achieved in May 1987 in Fukuoka.

At the Olympic Games she finished eleventh in 1988 and seventh in 1992. She won the bronze medal at the 1987 Summer Universiade and 1990 Goodwill Games. On the regional level she won the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games, the latter in a new championship record of 1.94 metres. [1] In addition she won the bronze medals at the 1981 Asian Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 27th (q) high jump 1.80 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 18th (q) high jump 1.84 m
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 1st high jump 1.89 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 11th high jump 1.85 m
Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 3rd high jump 1.88 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 16th (q) high jump 1.88 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 11th high jump 1.90 m (1.92)
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 13th high jump 1.85 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 3rd high jump 1.89 m
Asian Games Beijing, China 1st high jump 1.94 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 16th (q) high jump 1.84 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th (q) high jump 1.83 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 7th high jump 1.91 m (1.92)
World Cup Havana, Cuba 6th high jump 1.75 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 34th (q) high jump 1.75 m


  • Results with a (q) indicate overall position in qualifying round.
  • Results in parenthesis indicate superior height in qualifying round.

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