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生年月日  1983年10月26日
身長、体重 155cm、44kg
血液型   A型
出身地   京都府
所属    シャクリー・グリーンタワー・稲毛インター
コーチ   山根英紀 

Date of Birth: 26th October 1983.
Height&Weight: 155cm / 5ft 1inch, 44kg / 97pounds
Place of Birth: Kyoto, Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Resides: Chiba, Japan
Coach: Hideki Yamane
Language: Japanese
Occupation: Professional Triathlete
Interests: Painting


Triathlon Life



2005年 エリート選手となり、ITU世界選手権18位、ジャパンランキング1位となる。






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The Triathlon Ai

Ai Ueda was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. Her parents are KIMONO painters. She has an older brother who is also a painter. She went to a swimming club with her brother when she was in elementary school. When she was 14 years old, it was by pure chance that she participated in the EKIDEN race in which she became a record holder of the section. By the time she was in high school, she had switched to track and field from swimming.

After graduating high school in the spring of 2002, she moved from Kyoto to Chiba so as to strengthen her abilities in Triathlon. That same year, she became the Junior Asian Champion. Since 2003, she has been an Elite Triathlete.
In 2005, she was ranked 1st in Japan. She won a silver medal in the 2006 the Asian Games in Doha. The Japanese press took her up as, “Ai the IRON GIRL”, “Ai is strong, but small and cute like a japanese hybrid compact car.” Ever since, she has become known as “the Triathlon Ai.” In 2007, she won the gold medal in the Japan Championships.
In the 2008 Asian Triathlon Championship, she dramatically came from behind to win. Her bold and aggressive run won her way to the Olympics. With strong feelings for over 7 years to participate in the Beijing Olympics, Ai came in 17th place.

Her long-sought first victory was 2009 ITU Huatulco World Cup.
However, the following year she faced a serious head injury during training after falling off her bike. She showed astounding recovery though and yet again participated in the ITU Huatulco World Cup winning again.

In 2011, she took part in the London WCS where winning athletes are selected for the London Olympics. Although she ranked in 11th place, she passed the qualification standard of "finishing within a 30 second difference from the 3rd runner's goal time" and earned the ticket to the London Olympics as a prospective member to be on Japan's national team.

Presently, Ai is vigorously working hard to win a medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

The spectators are always carried away by her performance.
She highly respects her parents. Her family gives her great support and power.