Mitsuhiro Sato

Mitsuhiro Sato (佐藤 光浩, Satō Mitsuhiro, born 8 January 1980 in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima) is a retired Japanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.

Mitsuhiro Sato
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born8 January 1980 (1980-01-08) (age 41)
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Alma materSendai University
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 m
Retired2009[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 45.50 (Yokohama 2003)

He finished fourth in 4 × 400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games, together with teammates Yuki Yamaguchi, Jun Osakada and Tomohiro Ito. Sato also competed at the World Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

His personal best time is 45.50 seconds, achieved in June 2003 in Yokohama.

International competitionEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
Representing   Japan
1999 Asian Junior Championships Singapore 3rd 400 m 46.75
1st 4×400 m relay 3:07.38 (relay leg: 1st) GR
2001 East Asian Games Osaka, Japan 1st 4×400 m relay 3:03.74 (relay leg: 1st) GR
Summer Universiade Beijing, China 7th 400 m 46.99
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:03.63 (relay leg: 1st)
2003 World Championships Paris, France 40th (h) 400 m 46.53
7th 4×400 m relay 3:03.15 (relay leg: 4th)
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 8th 400 m 47.40
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:03.59
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 44th (h) 400 m 46.70
4th 4×400 m relay 3:00.99 (relay leg: 4th) SB
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 23rd (sf) 400 m 48.55
(h) 4×400 m relay DQ (relay leg: 4th)
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 4×400 m relay 3:03.51 (relay leg: 4th)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th (h) 4×400 m relay 3:02.76 (relay leg: 4th)

National titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". JAAF (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  2. ^ "引退の佐藤をチームメートが胴上げ/陸上". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 27 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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