Daisuke Matsunaga (松永 大介 Matsunaga Daisuke, born 24 March 1995) is a Japanese male racewalking athlete who competes in the 20 kilometres race walk. He holds a personal best of 1:18:53 hours. He represented his nation at the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the 2014 World Junior champion.
|Born||March 24, 1995|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Event(s)||20 kilometres race walk|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||20 km walk: 1:18:53 (2016)|
He made his first impact at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships, taking a silver, then won the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics in a championship record of 39:27.19 minutes. He also took a silver in the junior race behind Gao Wenkui at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in China. Moving into the senior ranks he took bronze medals at the 2015 Asian Race Walking Championships and the 2015 Summer Universiade
- 10,000 metres race walk – 39:18.04 min (2015)
- 10 kilometres race walk – 39:45 min (2014)
- 20 kilometres race walk – 1:18:53 hrs (2016)
All information from All-Athletics.
|2012||Asian Junior Championships||Colombo, Sri Lanka||2nd||10,000 m walk||45:03.01|
|2014||World Race Walking Cup||Taicang, China||2nd||10 km walk (junior)||39:45|
|5th||Junior team||23 pts|
|World Junior Championships||Eugene, United States||1st||10,000 m walk||39:27.19 CR|
|2015||Asian Race Walking Championships||Nomi, Japan||3rd||20 km walk||1:19:08|
|Universiade||Gwangju, South Korea||3rd||20 km walk||1:22:06|
|2016||Asian Race Walking Championships||Nomi, Japan||1st||20 km walk||1:19:01|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||7th||20 km walk||1:20:22|
- Daisuke Matsunaga Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Rio2016. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
- Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2014-07-25). Report: men's 10,000m race walk – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 . IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
- Minshull, Phil (2014-05-03). Gao provides hosts with first gold medal – junior men's 10km report Taicang 2014. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
- Matsunaga rebounds from recent disappointment to win in Nomi. IAAF (2016-03-20). Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
- Daisuke Matsunaga. All-Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.