Yuko Takahashi

Japan
JPN
Yuko Takahashi

Rank 6

Points 15

SLT Podiums 1

SLT Races 5

Yuko Takahashi can lay claim to being a lifelong triathlete. The Japanese swim-bike-run expert raced for the first time, aged just eight, and her love for the sport has kept her driven towards the goal of competing in a home Olympics in Tokyo. Yuko’s father was an amateur triathlete and passed his enthusiasm to his children, with Yuko and her brother and sister both competing from a young age.

She almost lost her way early on. After that first race at Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa, Yuko left the triathlon world and focused on swimming before a switch to running. However, her frustration at not progressing as far as she wanted in either sport forced her back to triathlon. Success was quick to come with a win in the Nationals at junior level, and she has stuck at it ever since.

Yuko made an immediate impact as a pro in her first season in the World Triathlon Series, where she ranked 14th overall. She was totally dominant in the 2018 Asian Games, winning gold medals in both the individual and the mixed relay events. Yuko has also been crowned a National Champion in Japan twice.

Yuko has proven her strength at Super League Triathlon, with three top-ten finishes giving her eighth place in the 2018 Championship Series. She was sixth in 2019, thanks largely to a podium finish as she took third at Super League Triathlon Malta. She has also regularly worn the grey jersey as the fastest at transition.

Yuko is coached by Paulo Sousa, along with the likes of Taylor Spivey and Valerie Barthelemy. When she is at home living in Tokyo in Japan, she lives with her family and her two dogs Lavie and Launa.

Race Results

Championship Season 20/19
Rank #6
Points 15
RESULTS
Rank
Points
Jerseys
Jersey
#14
2
-
Malta
#3
13
08 transition transition leader
Championship Season 18
Rank #8
Points 31
Jerseys
-
RESULTS
Jersey Rank
Malta Rank
Mallorca Rank
Singapore Rank
#DNS
#8
#5
#9

RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish

Jerseys Leaderboards
 
Overall
Swim
Bike
Run
Season 20/19
 
#4
#5
#13

Yuko's Videos

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Other Info

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Age
29 (1991)
Weight
54kg (119.0 lbs)
Height
1.65m (5'4")

Race Appearances

Championship 2021

Malibu 25 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Jersey 18 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Munich 12 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

London 5 Sep 2021

Championship 2019

Malta 19 - 20 Oct 2019

Championship 2019

Jersey 28 - 29 Sep 2019

Championship 2018

Singapore 23 - 24 Feb 2019

Championship 2018

Mallorca 3 - 4 Nov 2018

Championship 2018

Malta 26 - 28 Oct 2018