Biography

Introduced to triathlon by their Father, Yuko alongside her brother, started competing in Junior and Youth categories. She won the Japan University Championships in four consecutive years while studying at Hosei University in Japan. With those result, she was selected as a member of Japan National Student Team and placed 7th at the Brasilia FISU World University Triathlon Championships in 2014. Yuko credits her Dad with being very supportive of her career.

Her typical off-season programs includes competing on the National Duathlon Circuit and attending training camps with international triathletes to provide her with further practical and tactical training.

In October 2015 she finished 7th at the ITU Duathlon World Championships held in Adelaide, Australia. Yuko is one of Japan’s most promising athletes having competed on the World Triathlon Series since 2012 where she was ranked 14th overall. At the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event she was the top placed Japanese athlete.

Most recently, Yoko has gone on to win gold at the 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships as well as a number of strong placements throughout the seasons.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships;
- 5th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm;
- 8th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal;
- 12th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 15th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds; and
- 22nd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton.

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2018 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Bermuda
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
2018-07-14 - Elite Women - 00:59:29
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018-06-10 - Elite Women - 01:58:20
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2018-05-12 - Elite Women - 01:56:59
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Bermuda
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Yuko
Family Name Takahashi
Representing JPN
Year of Birth 1991
Place of Birth Japan
Residence Mitaka-shi, Japan
Coach Paulo Sousa
Sponsors Fujitsu, SUBARU, Shidax, Zen-noh
Website http://www.takahashiyuko.com
Twitter @yuko.takahashi8
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2018 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
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