Team: NTT East, NTT West/Ryutsu Keizai University
D.O.B.: November 12, 1981
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Lives: Ibaraki, Japan
Weight: 62 kg
Height: 167 cm
Entry year: 2000
He was born in Oarai-machi Ibaraki in 1981. He started his first sport, swimming, when he was three and aiming to compete at
national level in Junior and youth categories. Triathlon was introduced when he was a junior in high school, aged 16, and
immediately he was into the sport. Finished 27th at his first-ever ITU World Championships in Edmonton in 2001 - Junior Men.
After his 5 year+ triathlon career with Team TEIKEI, he became a self-coached athlete and working for Ryutsu Keizai
Hirokatsu is a nine time National Champion and won Asian Cup title four times. He is the first athlete to bring World Cup
gold medal to Japan in 2007.
His victory at 2016 Hatsukaichi ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships brought him the ticket to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic
Games. He is the first Japanese triathlete who is going to compete in four consecutive Summer Olympic Games. "It will be my
last Olympic challenge. I will give my best shot and finish in Top 8 in Rio."Hirokatsu said.
3 x Olympian 13th at 2004 Athens and 48th Beijing and 20th 2012 London
9 x Japan Triathlon National Champion(2001,2004,2006,2007,2008,2009,2012,2013,2014)
2007 Eilat ITU Triathlon World Cup winner
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