2020HEROES

Head for the world stage! NTT Athletes

Yuka SATO

Triathlon

Image: Photograph of rugby footballer Yuka SATO during a match.

Compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; aim for a medal!

Thank you for all the daily encouragement and support.
Bolstered by my everyday training, I am aiming to compete in my second Olympics.
I would be delighted if more people became interested in triathlon as a result of my activities.
Please come and watch a race or come to an championship event.
Let’s enjoy triathlon together!

PROFILE

Image: Facial photograph of Yuka SATO.

Yuka SATO

Event:
 Triathlon
Date of Birth:
 January 18, 1992
Hometown:
 Chiba
Height:
 171cm
My Favorites:
 Piano

I took up triathlon at the age of 9 years at my mother’s suggestion. As a 2013 Youth Olympic Gold Medalist, I was the final presenter in Tokyo’s bid presentation for the 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Games. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, I placed 15th, the highest-placed Japanese athlete in the triathlon event. Currently I am competing in various competitions with my training based in Yamanashi.

PURPOSE

Goals for this season

Aim to be ranked No. 1 in the NTT Triathlon Japan Ranking and win the Triathlon National Championships for the second year in a row while also aiming for a top ranking in the ITU Triathlon World Cup series.

RESULTS

Main achievements

2017
23rd Triathlon National Championships (Daiba, Tokyo): 1st Place
2016
Rio Olympic Games: 15th Place
2015
ITU Triathlon World Cup (Tongyeong): 1st Place
2014
17th Asian Games (Incheon) Mixed Relay: 1st Place
2010
1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): 1st Place