Sachiko Masumi

Sachiko Masumi (桝見 咲智子, Masumi Sachiko, born 20 December 1984) is a retired Japanese track and field athlete who competes in the long jump. She has a personal best of 6.65 metres for the long jump and occasionally competes in the triple jump, having a best of 13.34 m for that event. She was the Japanese Champion in the event in 2008 and 2009.

Sachiko Masumi
Personal information
NationalityJapanese
BornDecember 1984 (1984-12) (age 37)
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan[1]
Alma materFukuoka University
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
CountryJapan
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
RetiredMarch 2020[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long jump: 6.65 (Hiroshima 2009)
Triple jump: 13.34 (Fukuoka 2012)

She was the gold medallist at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2013 and was the bronze medallist at the competition in 2009. She represented her country at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and has also competed for Japan at the Asian Games and the Summer Universiade.

CareerEdit

Born in Kagawa Prefecture, Sachiko Masumi went to Akiyoshi junior high school and competing in a variety of track and field events in her youth. She began to have success in the long jump and in her last year of junior high school she competed at the Japanese Athletics Championships, placing third and clearing six metres for the first time.[1] While attending Hideaki High School, she won the national high schools title in 2001 and broke the national junior record with a clearance of 6.43 m in 2002. In her last year of senior high school she placed third in the long jump at the national championships and came third in the triple jump at the National Sports Festival of Japan.[3]

Masumi attended Fukuoka University, studying sports science, and competed at the 2005 Summer Universiade. She finally improved upon her 2002 best in 2006, her fourth and final year at the university, with a jump of 6.53 m at the Osaka Grand Prix. After graduation she moved into the Japanese corporate system, competing for the Kyudenko Corporation.[1] In her first year of professional competition she had a season's best of 6.45 m to take second at the Japanese Championships and placed fourth at the 2007 Asian Athletics Championships.[3] Her first national title followed in 2008, but she was not chosen for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[4]

Masumi had a successive win at the national championships in 2009, clearing a personal best of 6.65 m and defeating Kumiko Ikeda.[5] This led to her first appearance at a major championships, but she failed to get past the qualifying stage of the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.[6] She won the long jump titles at the Japanese corporate championships and the National Games then took the bronze medal at the 2009 Asian Athletics Championships (her first international medal).[3]

Although Masumi won at the Shizuoka International with a jump of 6.59 m in May, Ikeda got the better of her at the 2010 Japanese Championships a month later. Both competed at the 2010 Asian Games, but neither won a medal and Masumi placed eighth. She was absent for the 2011 season but returned in 2012. That year she placed second at the national championships, did a long jump/triple jump double at the corporate championship, and won the triple jump at the Japanese Games.[3] Masumi was again runner-up nationally at the 2013 Japanese Championships, beaten this time by Saeko Okayama.[7] She bested her rival at the 2013 Asian Athletics Championships, however, clearing 6.55 m to win the gold medal and her first major title.[8]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Measure (m) Competition Venue Date Notes
Long jump 6.65 (wind: +1.4 m/s) National Championships Hiroshima, Japan 28 June 2009
Triple jump 13.34 (wind: +0.6 m/s) National Corporate Championships Fukuoka, Japan 23 September 2012
13.68 (wind: +2.7 m/s) National Sports Festival Gifu, Japan 7 October 2012 Wind-assisted

International competitionEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Measure (m) Notes
Representing   Japan
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 20th (q) Long jump 6.00 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 4th Long jump 6.34 (wind: +4.0 m/s)
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th (q) Long jump 6.23 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 3rd Long jump 6.28 (wind: -0.9 m/s)
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 8th Long jump 6.11 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 1st Long jump 6.55 (wind: 0.0 m/s) SB
2017 Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India 7th Long jump 6.11 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
8th Triple jump 12.59 (wind: +1.0 m/s)

National titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 咲智子 桝見 Sachiko Masumi. Japanese Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  2. ^ "陸上女子走り幅跳び 桝見(九電工=英明高出)現役引退 09年世界選手権出場 悲願の五輪前に区切り". The Shikoku Shimbun (in Japanese). 15 April 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Sachiko Masumi. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  4. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2008-06-29). Murofushi and Shibui superb at Japanese Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  5. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2009-06-29). Sprinters excel at the Japanese Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  6. ^ Sachiko Masumi. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  7. ^ Results (決勝一覧) Archived 2013-07-17 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese). Japan Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  8. ^ Final Results[permanent dead link]. Athletics Federation of India. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.

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