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.
[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
[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.