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Sho
Sakai
JapanJapan, JPN
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 August 1992
Height
171 cm
Residence
Sagamihara, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Setagaya, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport in pre-school.
Why this sport?
His parents were both divers.
Club / Team
Miki House: Japan
Name of coach
Hiroyasu Sakai [father], JPN

General Interest

Most influential person in career
His father Hiroyasu Sakai. (mainichi.jp, 02 May 2019)
Injuries
He suffered from fatigue from September 2014 until the beginning of 2015, and was unable to complete his usual amount of training. (news.livedoor.com, 08 Feb 2015)

He injured his shoulder in 2012. (jp.mainichi.jp, 06 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives
His parents were divers and have both worked as coaches. His sisters Yukina and Rina have also competed in diving. (nhk.or.jp, 20 Jul 2014; city.sagamihara.kanagawa.jp, 10 Oct 2010; townnews.co.jp, 09 Jul 2009)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (excite.co.jp, 21 Sep 2018)
Other information
RADIO PRESENTER
In 2018 he began his radio show 'Sakai Show Time' about diving and his experiences as a diver every Saturday at the local radio station in Sagamihara, Japan. (sagamigekkouda.web.fc2.com, 01 Jun 2019)

TRAINING
He has been persistently troubled by cholinergic urticaria since 2010, so he is forced to finish his training in the pool within one hour. (yahoo.co.jp, 15 Jun 2019)

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