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ASUKA TERADA

Track and Field Athlete

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Born on 14th January 1990, in Sapporo city of Hokkaido, blood type O. She loves Disney and crunchy pickled plum. She started track and field when she was fourth grade and she won second in All Primary Track and Field race 100m when she reached 5th and 6th grade. She started hurdle race seriously after she entered high school and became the first person to win a champion 3 years in a row for the 100m track race of Inter high school competition. When she turned 12th grade, she also became the first person to win a champion 3 years in a row for the 4×100m relay.
After graduating high school, she became the first person to win a champion in All Japan Track and Field 100m hurdle race as a freshman participating in the race for the first time. She won this race 3 years in a row as well.
She participated in Berlin IAAF World Championship 2009 and won a silver medal for Asian Ladies Championship. The record 13.05 second that she made that year, was the fastest record then, as World Junior Athlete.
She was ranked 5th in Asia Championship 2010 but announced a retirement in 2013 due to injury and sickness that followed several times. Following year, she entered Waseda University and learned Faculty of Human Studies.
After marriage and having a baby, she changed her field to “seven a side rugby” and returned active as a “Athlete having a child” to be a pioneer of ladies’ athletes in summer of 2016.
That December, she got accepted to the tryout offered by Japan Rugby Union. She started training herself as Japanese representative trainee from January 2017. She announced a retirement in December 2018 from rugby and announced to return active in Track and Field. In the returning race of All Japan Championship hurdle 100m held on June 2019, she won third on the podium since her record in 2010. Now she is training to win in Tokyo Olympic 2020 as Japanese Track and Field Athlete.

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