Biography

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.” 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. The spectators are always carried away by her performance.

Ai has had a long and successful career with 40 podiums and 23 wins and most recently taking 5th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.

Recent Highlights

- 5th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- 8th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast;
- 19th place at the 2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- 5th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi; and
- 39th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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Latest Athlete Results
2
2021 World Triathlon Duathlon Championships Aviles
06 Nov, 2021 - Elite Women - 02:00:30
1
2021 JPN Triathlon National Championships
23 Oct, 2021 - Elite Women - 02:04:35
30
HAMBURG WASSER 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg
18 Sep, 2021 - Elite Women - 01:00:36
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2021 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary
12 Sep, 2021 - Elite Women - 02:07:20
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2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals Edmonton
21 Aug, 2021 - Elite Women - LAP
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HAMBURG WASSER 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg
2021-09-18 - Elite Women - 01:00:36
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2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals Edmonton
2021-08-21 - Elite Women - LAP
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AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds
2021-06-05 - Elite Women - LAP
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2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
2021-05-15 - Elite Women - 01:59:49
27
2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2020-09-05 - Elite Women - 00:56:24
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39
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Women - 02:03:37
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2014 Incheon Asian Games
2014-09-25 - Elite Women - 02:01:47
39
London 2012 Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Women - 02:06:35
17
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
2008-08-18 - Elite Women - 02:02:19
2
2006 Doha Asian Games
2006-12-08 - Elite Women - 02:04:04
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Ai
Family Name Ueda
Representing JPN
Year of Birth 1983
Place of Birth Kyoto, Japan
Residence Chiba, Japan
Coach Hideki Yamane
Sponsors Perie, Green Tower, Bridgestone, Grand Bleu,JAL, SWAT, New Balance, Folk, Suunto, Kitachiba Sports Spine Clinic, Inage Inter, Shaklee, Shimano, Smith, Sports Assist, Sidas
Hobbies Painting
Website https://ameblo.jp/ai-ueda-triathlon/
Twitter @@aiueda_tri
Instagram @ai_love_tri
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