ITU Rank: 27th 2473.84pts
Team: Tokyo Triathlon Federation
D.O.B.: August 27, 1991
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Lives: Tokyo, Japan
Weight: 53 kg
Height: 164 cm
Entry year: 1995
Introduced to triathlon by their father, Yuko alongside her brother started competing in while in the Junior and Youth categories. She won the Japan University Championships on four consecutive years while studying at Hosei University in Japan. With that 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 still credits her dad with being very supportive of her career.
Her typical off-season programs include 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 is currently ranked 14th overall. At the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event she was the top placed Japanese athlete.
3rd 2015 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup
2013 JPN Duathlon National Champion
2012 Tateyama ASTC Triathlon Asian Champion
2011 Yilan ASTC Triathlon Asian Champion
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