Haruka Miyashita

Haruka Miyashita (宮下 遥, Miyashita Haruka, born September 1, 1994) is a Japanese volleyball player who plays for Okayama Seagulls. She also plays for the All-Japan women's volleyball team.

Haruka Miyashita
Haruka Miyashita
Personal information
Full nameHaruka Miyashita
Born (1994-09-01) September 1, 1994 (age 28)
Kuwana, Mie, Japan
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)[1]
Spike307 cm (121 in)[1]
Block301 cm (119 in)
Volleyball information
Current clubOkayama Seagulls
National team
 Japan 2010-


Miyashita was once a wing-spiker, but was converted to setter by Akiyoshi Kawamoto, who was on the senior staff of Osaka International Ōwada Junior High and the head coach of the Okayama Seagulls.

In September 2009, while still attending Ōwada Junior High, Miyashita registered with the Okayama Seagulls. On 28 November 2009 Miyashita debuted in a V.Premier League match at the age of 15 years and two months. That is the record for the youngest debut in the V.Premier League. In the match Miyashita collided with a teammate, and broke two front teeth.[2]

In September 2010 Miyashita was nominated for the All-Japan women's volleyball team,[3][4] and made her national team debut at the 2010 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship held in Taicang.

In August 2013 Miyashita competed in the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix as a member of senior national team and in 2016 she played at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[5][6]





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  1. ^ a b c Japan Volleyball League - Profile
  2. ^ 産経新聞2009/11/28 - 岡山・宮下、最年少15歳2カ月でVリーグデビュー
  3. ^ 月刊バレーボール 2010年7月号 20ページ
  4. ^ MSN産経ニュース2010.5.13 - 【バレーボール】30年ぶりに15歳セッターが全日本入り 宮下遥 Archived October 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Japan Volleyball Association. "試合結果 - 8月2日 日本×タイ 予選ラウンド 第1戦". Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  6. ^ "Japan FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ "ONE LAST THRILLER AS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN JAPAN DRAWS TO A CLOSE". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Archived from the original on 2016-05-23. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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