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Mitsuhiro Abiko (安孫子 充裕, Abiko Mitsuhiro, born October 25, 1988 in Yamagata Prefecture) is a Japanese sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] Abiko competed for the men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with his teammates Kenji Narisako, Dai Tamesue, and Yoshihiro Horigome. He ran on the starting leg of the second heat, with an individual-split time of 46.70 seconds. Abiko and his team finished the relay in sixth place for a seasonal best time of 3:04.18, failing to advance into the final.[2]

Mitsuhiro Abiko
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born (1988-10-25) 25 October 1988 (age 30)
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprints
University teamUniversity of Tsukuba
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.30 s (2009)
200 m: 20.48 s (2009)
300 m: 32.63 s (2009)
400 m: 46.23 s (2008)

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Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Wind Venue Date
100 m 10.30 s +0.4 m/s Tokyo, Japan 17 May 2009
200 m 20.48 s -0.4 m/s Osaka, Japan 9 May 2009
300 m 32.63 s Izumo, Japan 19 April 2009
400 m 46.23 s Kawasaki, Japan 29 June 2008

RecordsEdit

  • Medley relay (100m×200m×300m×400m)
    • Current Japanese university record holder - 1:50.12 s (relay leg: 2nd) (Odawara, 16 October 2010)[a]
a with Sōta Kawatsura, Akihiro Urano, and Hideyuki Hirose

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Japan
2006 Asian Junior Championships Macau, China 3rd 400 m 47.83
4th 4 × 100 m relay 40.80 (relay leg: 3rd)
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.09 (relay leg: 1st)
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 34th (h) 200 m 21.79 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:16.61 (relay leg: 1st)
2008 Olympics Beijing, China 14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.18 (relay leg: 1st)
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 10h (sf) 200 m 21.06 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
(h) 4 × 100 m relay DQ (relay leg: 3rd)
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 10th (h) 200 m 21.28 (wind: +0.6 m/s)
10th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 47.14 (relay leg: 3rd)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mitsuhiro Abiko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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