Born in 1987, he graduated from Hitotsubashi University. He began boat racing during university and participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as a Japanese representative. Not satisfied with 15th place, he worked hard to become No. 1 in the world at the Tokyo Olympics.
Record of main competitions
2009: U-23 Japanese representative; Gold medal in the U-23 World Championship Four (4-person boat) (First time for a Japanese person in U23)
2011: 1st place in the All Japan Championship Eight (8-person boat)
2013: 1st place in the All Japan Championship Eight (8-person boat)
2012~16: Senior Japanese representative
2015: 25th place in the World Championship Double (2-person boat)
2016: 15th place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Double
Mitigates and shortens the hardest periods of time
Although I achieved my childhood dream in 2016, I later spiraled into a daily cycle of burnout. Just when I was at my wits end, I encountered astaxanthin.
At the time, I didn’t want to get up in the morning or do anything during the day, but after I started taking astaxanthin, I slowly started to have more motivation. It was as if it had alleviated the fatigue deep in my mind and body. I started to feel like putting forth my best every day. I have tried numerous supplements to date, but astaxanthin is the first one that made it easy for me to feel motivated.
Athletes naturally don’t like it when they don’t get good results, but I think the hardest times are when you don’t feel like doing anything. I got the impression that it mitigates and shortens the hardest periods of time.
I intend to look beyond each day of hard work and keep applying myself from here on out so that I can be happy when 2020 rolls around. * Personal comment