2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Ryuta ARAKAWA

Rowing

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Ryuta ARAKAWA during a match.

Pursue never-before-seen speed and take my place on the Olympic stage.

Thank you for all your continuous support.
Rowing is a sport where persistent effort on a daily basis matters most.
I will devote myself to ensuring that I compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and bring everyone courage and excitement by showing you all how hard I have worked and how much I have grown.

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Ryuta ARAKAWA.

Ryuta ARAKAWA

Event:
 Rowing (single scull)
Date of Birth:
 August 3, 1994
Hometown:
 Kanagawa
Height:
 185cm
My Favorites:
 Ramen noodles

I first encountered rowing at university, when I was 18 years old, and I began competing. I have been a representative player of Japan since 2016. Although I advanced to the finals of the qualifying round for the Rio 2016 Olympics, I missed out on selection. In 2017 I switched from the lightweight to the heavyweight category and am continuing to take on the world.

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Acquire world-class speed and win at the Asian Championships.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2017
All Japan Rowing Championships Eight: Winner
2017
World Rowing Championships Single Scull: 18th Place
2016
World Rowing U23 Championships U23 Lightweight Coxless Four: 5th Place
2015
17th Asian Games (Incheon) Eight: 3rd Place
2015
All Japan Lightweight Rowing Championships: Winner