Momotaro Matsushita (JPN)

Momotaro Matsushita (JPN)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
03 March 1988
168 cm
80 kg
Higher education
Communications - Nihon Wellness Sports University : Japan


General Interest

Ski surfing. (, 25 May 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Canoe Athlete at the 2011 Japanese Sports Awards. (, 13 Jan 2012)

He was given a Special Award at the 2010 Ishikawa Chunichi Athletic Awards in Japan. (, 31 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
His father Shuichi has served as an executive director of the Ishikawa Canoe Association in Japan. (, 05 Jul 2015;, 04 Jul 2012)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in the third grade of primary school.
Why this sport?
He went to the local club with his sister Nagisha after their father encouraged them to try the sport.
Club / Team
Ishikawa Canoe Association : Japan
Name of coach
Ispas Octavian Vasile [national], ROU


Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men38.04011Best result
Olympic GamesK2 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men35.73910Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men33.46021Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men31.88714Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:29.57810Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men33.59615Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men33.42516Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:36.50020Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009MenDNS27Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:40.95230Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:37.41716Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men24Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men35Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men37Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK2 200mIran, Tehran15 October 20112011Men33.001Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 500mJapan, Komatsu16 September 20072007Men1:56.1457Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK2 200mJapan, Komatsu16 September 20072007Men38.3373Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK4 200mJapan, Komatsu16 September 20072007Men37.4728Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 200mMalaysia, Putrajaya18 December 20052005Men38.8804Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK2 200mMalaysia, Putrajaya18 December 20052005Men35.6802Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK4 500mMalaysia, Putrajaya19 December 20052005Men1:33.5304Best result