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Yuki Yamazaki (racewalker)

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Yuki Yamazaki (山崎 勇喜, Yamazaki Yūki, born 16 January 1984 in Toyama) is a Japanese race walker.

Yuki Yamazaki
Osaka07 D8M Yuki Yamazaki Helpers.jpg
2007 World Athletics Championships in Osaka. Yamazaki is carried away after finishing the 50km race. He came in 5th but was disqualified.
Personal information
Born (1984-01-16) January 16, 1984 (age 35)
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Country Japan
Event(s)50km Race Walk

Yamazaki began to participate in race walking at high school, and competed at the World Junior championships in his junior year.[1]

At the Osaka World Championships in 2007, he was in contention in the 50 km race until he was misdirected by officials and disqualified for entering the stadium without completing the full course. If he had finished in the top eight, he would have qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] He managed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics after setting a new Japanese record at the Japanese national championships.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Japan
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 20th 10,000m walk 45:19.21
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 5th 10,000 m 42:02.76
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 2nd 20 km 1:21:54
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20 km DNF
16th 50 km 3:57:00
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 50 km 3:51:15
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 50 km DNF
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 11th 20 km 1:21:18
7th 50 km 3:45:47
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 50 km DSQ
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 6th 50 km 3:55:44
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 25th 20 km 1:23:19
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 50 km DQ
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 34th 50 km 4:03:54


  1. ^ a b c Kodama, Ikumi (4 May 2010). "YUKI YAMAZAKI - Focus on Athletes biography". IAAF. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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