KIRYU Yoshihide

15 Dec 1995

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's 100m  
Men's 4 x 100m Relay 2 Silver Medal


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Games
1Men's 4 x 100m Relay2018Indonesia38.16
Olympic Games
2Men's 4 x 100m Relay2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA37.60
6Men's 4 x 100m Relay2020Tokyo, JPNDNF
Round 1Men's 100m2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA10.23
World Championships
3Men's 4 x 100m Relay2019Doha, QAT37.43
3Men's 4 x 100m Relay2017London, GBR38.04
6Men's 4 x 100m Relay2013Moscow, RUS38.39
SemifinalMen's 100m2019Doha, QAT10.16
HeatsMen's 100m2013Moscow, RUS10.31
Diamond League
7Men's 100m2019London, GBR10.13
7Men's 100m2018Rabat, MAR10.20
9Men's 100m2018Shanghai, CHN10.26
World Challenge
2Men's 100m2019Osaka, JPN10.01
4Men's 100m2018Osaka, JPN10.17
4Men's 100m2016Kawasaki, JPN10.27
5Men's 100m2019Berlin, GER10.11
Asian Championships
1Men's 100m2019Doha, QAT10.10
World Indoor Championships
SemifinalMen's 60m2016Portland, OR, USA6.56
Kiryu-chan, Jet Kiryu (YouTube channel, 01 Jan 2020; nikkansports, 19 Oct 2015)
Law - Toyo University, Tokyo, JPN
Nippon Life Insurance Company [Japan]
Shigeyuki Kojima [personal], JPN
2013 for Japan (jaaf, 04 May 2014)
In May 2023 he injured his left hamstring during the 100m heats at the 2023 Golden Grand Prix in Yokohama, Japan. (hochi, 21 May 2023)

He was part of the Japanese team that won bronze in the 4x100m relay at the 2017 World Championships in London, England, despite suffering an injury to the back of his left thigh. (nikkansports, 14 Dec 2017)

He missed the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, after suffering a pulled left hamstring. (nikkan-gendai, 05 Jun 2015; japantimes, 22 Sep 2014)
He took up running during his first year at Rakunan Junior High School in Kyoto, Japan. (japanrunningnews, 05 May 2013)
He initially played football, but he took up athletics after being influenced by his older brother. (koukouseishinbun, 05 Oct 2012)
Being part of the Japanese team that won silver in the men's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (YouTube channel, 29 Sep 2022)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (japanrunningnews, 05 May 2013)
His high school coach Hiroyuki Shibata. (nikkansports, 19 Oct 2015)
He was part of the men's 4x100m relay team that won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Japan Associations of Athletics Federations [JAAF] Athletics Awards. (sports, 05 Dec 2019)

In 2017 and 2019 he was given the Shiga Prefecture Citizen Sports Highest Merit Award in Japan. (kyoto-np, 04 Dec 2019; pref, 04 Dec 2019; mainichi, 25 Sep 2017)

He was presented with the Kyoto-fu Sports Special Merit Award in 2016, 2017 and 2019. (sanspo, 15 Oct 2016; nikkansports, 06 Nov 2017; asahi, 22 Oct 2019)

In 2018 he received the Olympic Encouragement Award at the TV Asahi Big Sports Awards in Japan. (TV Asahi, 21 Jan 2018)

He received the 2016 and 2017 Kyoto Sports Highest Merit Award in Japan. (sankei, 12 Sep 2017; sanspo, 15 Oct 2016)

In 2015 he received an Excellence Award from the JAAF. (jaaf, 16 Dec 2015)

He was named Best Newcomer at the 2013 JAAF Awards in Japan. (nikkei, 17 Dec 2013)

Additional Information

In 2015 he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the inner lining of the large intestine. Despite struggling with the effects of the condition, he was part of the Japanese team that won silver in the men's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I thought I would need to retire from competitive sport as I didn't know how long I should take a break [for]. I had the worst symptoms during the 2016 Olympic Games. As [the] bleeding didn't stop, I was worried whether I could run. However, in particular, I wanted to participate in the men's 4x100m relay for the team, and maybe it was a good thing that I was knocked out of the [individual] 100m heat. Stress makes the symptoms worse, but I got stressed due to so much criticism received via social media after the 100m heat. But thanks to my teammates, I was able to run in the relay, and it was the most memorable event, as I hadn't received compliments about my performance for so long before that relay. That's why I still love to run with them, and it led me to continue the sport." (YouTube channel, 29 Sep 2022; nikkansports, 29 Sep 2022)

In June 2022 he took a three-month break from the sport. He resumed training in October that year, and returned to competitive action in March 2023 at an event in Australia. "For the first time in my life, I was completely away from the sport for three months. I enjoyed running until grade 12 of high school. However, at some point, setting a record in the nine-second range weighed heavily on me. For the past five years, I have only heard sighs wherever I competed, rather than compliments about my performance. Of course, that's why I eventually set the record. But I wanted to experience more joy while running, so I decided to take a rest." (YouTube channel, 29 Sep 2022; nikkansports, 22 Apr 2023)

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