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Team Overview

Fostering world-class athletes

In 1990, “Fujitsu Track and Field Team” was established after welcoming elite athletes working in offices throughout Japan and new graduates showing outstanding performances in the whole country and gathering as ALL FUJITSU.

Photo:Track and Field Team

Starting by sending three athletes to participate on Barcelona Summer Olympics in 1992, the team has produced Japanese representative athletes for seven straight Olympic Games till the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016. Also, in All Japan Industrial Teams Men's Ekiden which became a new year feature known as the “New Year Ekiden” the team captured victory for the first time in year 2000, 11th year after the team was founded. In 2009, they had won their second title making their mark as the leading track and field team in Japan.

Especially, in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, Naoki Tsukahara and Shinji Takahira won a bronze medal in 4x100m Relay as members of the national team which was Japan’s best-ever Olympic result and its first medal in 80 years in a track event. On March 2015, Yusuke Suzuki broke the new world record in the Men’s 20km Race Walk which was Japan’s very first in a race walk event history and its first record in 50 years in Men’s athletic sports. At Rio Summer Games Olympics in 2016, Daichi Sawano finished 7th in Pole Vault which was the first time in 64 years in the said event.

Rewarded on strengthening and having extensive track records of events such as athletic sports, marathons, long-distance races, to race walks, the team was awarded the Best Team Prize for the Top Athlete Support Award at the JOC Sports Awards in 2008. They have also received the Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) Chairman Cup for the Team of the Year Award at (JITA) Industrial Track and Field Team of the Year consecutively in 2015 and in 2016 and will continue to lead Japanese track and field and foster the team athletes to reach world-class level and compete as Japanese representatives in the national team.

Establishment

March, 1990

Main Location

Track and Field Office: Fujitsu Makuhari Systems Laboratory Track and Field Staff Room

History and Results

1990 Three athletes participated in the 11th Asian Games Beijing
1991 Finished 11th at All Japan Industrial Teams Men's Ekiden (New Year Ekiden)
Three athletes participated in the 3rd IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Tokyo
1992 Three athletes participated in Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics
1993 Six athletes participated in the 4th IAAF World Championships in Stuttgart
1994 Six athletes participated in the 12th Asian Games Hiroshima
1995 Four athletes participated in the 5th IAAF World Championships in Göteborg
1996 Two athletes participated in Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics
1997 Six athletes participated in the 6th IAAF World Championships in Athens
1998 Six athletes participated in the 13th Asian Games Bangkok
(Koji Ito received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the 13th Asian Games)
1999 Five athletes participated in the 7th IAAF World Championships in Sevilla
2000 Won first place in the 44th All Japan Industrial Teams Men's Ekiden (New Year Ekiden)
Three athletes participated in Sidney 2000 Summer Olympics
2001 Five athletes participated in the 8th IAAF World Championships in Edmonton
2002 An athlete participated in the 14th Asian Games Busan
2003 Three athletes participated in the 9th IAAF World Championships in Paris
2004 Two athletes participated in Athens 2004 Summer Olympics
Mitsuhiro Sato finished 4th in 4×400m relay
Hiroyasu Tsuchie finished 4th in 4×400m relay
2005 Two athletes participated in the 10th IAAF World Championships in Helsinki
2006 Four athletes participated in the 15th Asian Games Doha
2007 Five athletes participated in the 11th IAAF World Championships in Osaka
Shinji Tahakhira setting an Asian record finishing 5th in 4×100m relay
2008 Six athletes participated in Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
Shinji Takahira and Naoki Tsukahara won the bronze medal in 4×100m relay
2009 Won the second victory in 53rd All Japan Industrial Teams Men's Ekiden (New Year Ekiden) after 9 years from the first.
Eight athletes participated in the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin
Shinji Takahira and Naoki Tsukahara finished 4th in 4×100m
2010 Eight athletes participated in the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou
2011 Eight athletes participated in the 13th IAAF World Championships in Daegu
Yusuke Suzuki finished 6th in Men’s 20km Race Walk
Koichiro Morioka finished 5th in Men’s 50km Race Walk
2012 Eight athletes participated in London 2012 Summer Olympics
Shinji Takahira finished 5th in Men’s 4×100m Relay
Koichiro Morioka finished 7th in Men’s 50km Race Walk
2013 Six athletes participated in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moskva
2014 Five athletes participated in the 17th Asian Games Incheon
Kei Takase won a bronze medal in Men’s 100m
Takayuki Kishimoto won a silver medal in Men’s 400m Hurdles
Yusuke Suzuki won a silver medal in Men’s 20km Race Walk
Daichi Sawano won a silver medal in Men’s Pole Vault
Shinji Takahira and Kei Takase won a silver medal in Men’s 4x100m Relay
2015 Yusuke Suzuki broke the world record in 20km Race Walk at the 39th Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi 2015
Four athletes participated in the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing
2016 Four athletes participated in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
Daichi Sawano finished 7th in Men’s Pole Vault
2017 Four athletes participated in the 16th IAAF World Championships in London