Students Selected for the London Olympic


Shota Iizuka and Tetsuya Tateno of the athletics team have been selected to represent Japan at the London Olympic Games.
Both athletes set personal best records at the recently held Japanese athletics championships to seal their berths on the team.
We hope that they can further improve their records at the London Olympics.

[Shota Iizuka]
[Events] 200m, 4x100m relay
Date of birth: June 25, 1991 (20 years old)
Birthplace: Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Education: Omaezaki Municipal Hamaoka Junior High School (Shizuoka Prefecture), Fujieda Meisei Senior High School (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Now: 3rd year student in the Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
[Records and results]
       Year                   100m  200m  Major results
High school 1st year    10.76  21.64   National Athletic Meet Junior B 200m Winner
High school 2nd year    10.68  21.32   Inter-High 4x100m relay  3rd
High school 3rd year    10.38  21.01   Inter-High 200m  Winner
                                              National Athletic Meet Junior A 100m Winner
University 1st year      10.45    20.58      World Junior Championships in Athletics 200m  Gold medalist
                                              4x100m relay Japan student new record (4th runner)
University 2nd year     10.50   20.64    Japan Inter-College  200m  Winner
University 3rd year     10.35    20.45      Kanto Inter-College  100m  Winner

[Tetsuya Tateno]
[Event] 400m hurdles
 Date of birth: August 5, 1991 (20 years old)
 Birthplace: Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture
 Education: Koga Municipal Sowa-Kita Junior High School (Ibaraki Prefecture), Ikubunkan Senior High School (Tokyo)
 Now: 3rd year student in the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University

[Records and results]
       Year                  400m hurdles    Major results
 High school 1st year       53.27
 High school 2nd year      51.96
 High school 3rd year       51.90        National Athletic Meet Junior A  5th
 University 1st year         50.61        Japan Inter-College  4th
                                                                      Japan Junior Athletics Championships  Winner
 University 2nd year        50.06        Japan Inter-College  3rd
 University 3rd year         49.49        Kanto Inter-College  2nd

Other athletes from Chuo University (including graduates) selected for the London Olympics are Chiaki Ishibashi (3rd year student, Faculty of Policy Studies) in swimming, Ryo Yamamoto (2007 Graduate from the Faculty of Law, Sagawa Express) in the marathon, and Kenta Chida (2009 Graduate from the Faculty of Letters, Nexus) in fencing.

This is also the first time, since the Tokyo Olympics 48 years ago, that current students from our athletics team have been chosen to compete in the games.
Thank you for your support during the London Olympics.



Athletics team introduction