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Markus Deibler
Steffen Deibler
Gail Emms
Misty May-Treanor
Emanuel Rêgo
Xavier Rohart
Ricardo Santos
Shingo Suetsugu
Eamon Sullivan
Lisbeth Trickett
Adam van Koeverden
Kerri Walsh
Liu Xiang
Shingo Suetsugu
Name:  Shingo Suetsugu
Hometown:  Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Age:  27
Team:  Japan Sprinter
Japanese sprinter Shingo Suetsugu went down in history at the Paris 2003 World Championships. He won a Bronze Medal in the 200 meters making him the first-ever Asian sprinter to make a podium in any world competition, Olympic Games included. Suetsugu's power is derived from his distinctive running technique. It involves coordinating the movement of his upper body with that of his lower body to minimize upper-body twisting. He says his technique is the same as that employed by a samurai when walking. He is famous for 'nanba' running technique (running with the hand and foot on one side of the body moving in sync) and for doing 1,000 sit-ups per day.

Career Highlights
  • Established the third fastest time (10.03 seconds) for Japanese men's 100 meter race and the Asian record (20.03 seconds) for men's 200 meters
  • In the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, competed in 200 meters and 4 x 100 meters relay
  • In 2004 Athens Olympic Games, competed in 100 meters and 4 x 100 meters relay
  • At the 2003 Paris World Championships in Athletics, won the Bronze Medal in the men's 200 meters
  • Placed third in the 2006 Athens IAAF World Cup in Athletics
  • Defended his 200 meters title at the 15th Asian Games
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