Women's Athletic Team member Ami Yamamoto (3rd year, College of Sport and Health Science) was selected to represent Japan at the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China from Saturday, September 23 to Thursday, October, 5, 2023. She is scheduled to compete in the women's 400m hurdles.
Yamamoto is a top athlete who won the women's 400m hurdles at the 107th Japan Championships in Athletics this June. With her excellent performance, her 3rd consecutive victory at the Championships, she now ranks fifth in Japan and third all-time among university students. She has been selected to represent Japan at the FISU World University Games (Chengdu, China) and the 25th Asian Athletics Championships (Bangkok, Thailand) to be held in July.
Several Ritsumeikan alumni have also been selected for the national team including Yumi Tanaka (College of Economics Class of '21, Fujitsu) for the women's 100m hurdles, Ayano Shiomi (College of Economics Class of '22, Iwatani Corporation) for the women's 800m, and Subaru Ishida (College of Business Administration Class of '22, Self-Defense Forces Physical Training School) for the men's 35km race walk.
We hope you will cheer on these athletes as they compete on the world stage as representatives of Japan.
Comment from Ami Yamamoto (3rd year, College of Sport and Health Science)
I am very happy to have been selected as a representative for the Asian Games following the Asian Championships. I think it is amazing that I have been given the chance to wear the uniform of the Japanese national team twice this year. I will do my best to make the most of this opportunity and rise to the challenge!