|Full name||Yoko Sano|
July 26, 1979 |
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
|Height||159 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Spike||270 cm (106 in)|
|Block||260 cm (102 in)|
|Current club||officially retired|
|World Grand Prix|
Yuko Sano (佐野 優子 Sano Yuko, born July 26, 1979 in Takatsuki, Osaka) is a volleyball player from Japan who currently plays for Galatasaray Daikin in Turkey. She was part of the Japanese team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
She played as a libero for the Women's National Team at the 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan. There the team ended up in third place, and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Afterwards Sano was named Best Digger and Best Receiver at the event.
- Kitasaga High School
- Unitika (1998–2000)
- Toray Arrows (2000–2003)
- RC Cannes (2004–2006)
- Hisamitsu Springs (2006–2010)
- Igtisadchi Baku (2010-2012)
- Galatasaray Daikin (2012-2013)
- Voléro Zürich (2013-2014)
- Denso Airybees (2013-2014)
- 2003 9th V.League : Best Libero award, Servereceive award.
- 2006 Women's CEV Champions League : Best Libero award.
- 2007 2006-07 V.Premier League : Best Libero award.
- 2007 Asian Club Championship "Best Receiver"
- 2007 14th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship : Best Receiver award
- 2007 Volleyball World Cup : Best Receiver award, Best Digger award.
- 2008 2007-08 V.Premier League : Best Libero award, Servereceive award
- 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Libero"
- 2008 Olympic Qualifier "Best Digger"
- 2008 Olympic Qualifier "Best Receiver"
- 2009 2008-09 V.Premier League : Best Libero award, Servereceive award, Excellent Player award
- 2011 World Cup "Best Digger"
- 2012-13 CEV Champions League "Best Receiver"
- 2013 FIVB Women's Club World Championship "Best Libero"
- 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Libero"
- 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix "Most Valuable Player"
- 2006-07 V.Premier League - Champion, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2007 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Champion, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2007 Asian Club Championship - Bronze Medal with Hisamitsu Springs
- 2007-08 Empress's Cup - Runner-Up, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2008-09 V.Premier League - Runner-Up, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2009 Empress's Cup - Champion, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2009 Kurowashiki All Japan Volleyball Championship - Runner-Up, with Hisamitsu Springs.
- 2012 Turkish Volleyball Super Cup - Runner-Up, with Galatasaray Daikin
- 2012-2013 Turkish Women's Volleyball Cup - Bronze Medal with Galatasaray Daikin
- 2007 Asian Championship - Gold medal
- 2008 Olympics - 5th placed (tied)
- 2009 Asian Championship - Bronze medal
- 2010 World Championship - Bronze medal
- 2011 Asian Championship - Silver medal
- 2012 Olympics - Bronze medal
- 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix - Silver medal
- "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "London 2012 - Women's Volleyball". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- "Vakifbank Istanbul fly to first Women’s Club World Champs title, China claim bronze". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Guangdong beat Zurich 3-1 to claim Women’s Club World Champs bronze". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- FIVB. "Best Digger". Retrieved 2011-11-18.
Fabiana de Oliveira
|Best Libero of
FIVB World Grand Prix
|Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix