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SATO Kenki
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Japan   
Born11 Jul 1984
Height1.63 m
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Myosyouzi Baji Koen: Nagano, JPN
Further Personal Information
Higher education Law - Meiji University: Tokyo, JPN
General Interest
Famous relatives His father Masamichi was selected for the Japanese equestrian team ahead of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow but did not compete as Japan boycotted the event. His younger brother Eiken competed in equestrian jumping at the 2008 and 2020 Olympic Games, and the World Equestrian Games [WEG] in 2006 and 2010. His younger sister Tae has also competed in the sport at international level, and placed first in the individual competition at the 2017 World Cup event in Osaka, Japan. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 May 2022;, 04 Aug 2016; FEI, 22 Sep 2010;, 31 Aug 2008)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His father was a rider and encouraged Sato to take up the sport.
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age seven.
Further Personal Information
Languages English, Japanese
Last Update
  25 May 2021
General Interest
Awards and honours He and his teammates received a Special Excellent Group Performance Award at the 60th Japan Sports Awards in January 2011. (, 04 Jan 2011)
Nicknames Monk Rider (, 19 Oct 2014)
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Every day is a good day." (, 08 Jun 2017)
Further Personal Information
Residence Nagano, JPN

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) CHIPPIEH EL 12
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) HOP AND SKIP 35 9
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CH-AS.P-C3* Blenheim (GBR) CHIPPIEH   2
2010 Asian Games-CIC1* Guangzhou (CHN) TOY BOY 1 1
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) CHIPPIEH RET  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) CHIPPIEH 16  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
10.10.2013 to 13.10.2013 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)   CHIPPIEH 4  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Varsseveld (NED)   CHIPPIEH 5  
19.07.2013 to 21.07.2013 CCI1* Yamanashi (JPN)   ZUIRYU 1  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   CHIPPIEH RET  
17.05.2013 to 20.05.2013 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   CHIPPIEH 3  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   CHIPPIEH 32  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC2* Radolfzell (GER)   CHIPPIEH 1  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   CHIPPIEH   12
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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