Takuya Haneda

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Takuya Haneda
Personal information
Born July 17, 1987 (1987-07-17) (age 30)
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Canoe slalom

Takuya Haneda (羽根田 卓也, Haneda Takuya, born July 17, 1987) is a Japanese male slalom canoeist who has competed since the early 2000s. He won a bronze medal in the C1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first Asian canoeist to win an Olympic medal.[1]

He also won a gold medal in the C1 event at the 2014 Asian Games.[2]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he was eliminated in the qualifying round of the C1 event finishing in 14th place. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London he was able to qualify for the final and finished in 7th place in the C1 event.[3]

Haneda has lived and trained in Slovakia since the age of 18. He is coached by former Slovak canoeist Milan Kubáň.[4]


  1. ^ OLYMPICS/ Japan’s Haneda takes bronze in men's canoe slalom. Associated Press via Asahi (August 10, 2016)
  2. ^ "HANEDA Takuya". Incheon2014.kr. The 17th Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Takuya Haneda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  4. ^ "Hanedov bronzový príbeh so slovenským rukopisom". Retrieved 10 August 2016.  (in Slovak)

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