Naoya Sakamoto (JPN)

JPJapan
Date of birth:
29 June 1988
Federation:
JAPAN CANOE FEDERATION
Naoya Sakamoto (JPN)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading. (digicorp.hu, 25 May 2014)
Awards and honours
In March 2015 he was presented with a Sports Citation Award in Tanabe, Japan. The previous year he had received the Wakayama Prefecture Sports Citation Award. (tanabe.kokutai-wakayama.jp, 01 Mar 2015; agara.co.jp, 26 Feb 2015)

Between 2004 and 2013, he was given a number of Sports Honorary Awards by the city of Tanabe. He also received the city's Sports Medal of Honour in 2012. (agara.co.jp, 28 Feb 2014)

He received a Sports Honorary Award at the 2012 Wakayama Prefecture Sports Awards. (wakayama.lg.jp, 19 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (kyodoshi.com, 04 Jan 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 2003 in Tanabe, Japan.
Why this sport?
He played soccer and did athletics at middle school. He then joined the canoe team at high school because he wanted to try a new sport.
Club / Team
Wakayama Prefectural Educational Centre Manabi-no-Oka: Japan
Name of coach
Matsushiro Naoya [national], JPN

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 June 1988
Height
178 cm
Weight
81 kg
Residence
Wakayama, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN