Takuya Haneda

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Takuya Haneda
Personal information
BornJuly 17, 1987 (1987-07-17) (age 31)
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportCanoe slalom

Takuya Haneda (羽根田 卓也, Haneda Takuya, born 17 July 1987) is a Japanese male slalom canoeist who has competed since the early 2000s.[1] 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.[2]

He also won a gold medal in the C1 event at the 2014 Asian Games.[3]

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.[4]

Haneda has lived and trained in Slovakia since the age of 18. He is coached by former Slovak canoeist Milan Kubáň.[5]

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2005 2 Jul 2005 Naein-chun 1st C11
2006 27 Aug 2006 Zhangjiajie 1st C11
2008 18 May 2008 Nakhon Nayok 1st C11
2010 20 Feb 2010 Penrith 3rd C12
2016 18 Jun 2016 Pau 3rd C1
1 Asia Canoe Slalom Championship counting for World Cup points
2 Oceania Canoe Slalom Open counting for World Cup points


  1. ^ "Profile". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ OLYMPICS/ Japan’s Haneda takes bronze in men's canoe slalom. Associated Press via Asahi (August 10, 2016)
  3. ^ "HANEDA Takuya". Incheon2014.kr. The 17th Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Takuya Haneda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  5. ^ "Hanedov bronzový príbeh so slovenským rukopisom". Retrieved 10 August 2016. (in Slovak)

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