STREETS Kaito

6 Jun 1994
27
Male
YOKOHAMA
 
Japan
TOKYO
 
Japan

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
FEN Fencing Men's Sabre Individual 30
Men's Sabre Team 9

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Makuhari Messe Hall B Red Piste
JPN
STREETS KSTREETS Kaito
15
ALG
BOUNABI ABOUNABI Akram
9
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall B Red Piste
JPN
STREETS KSTREETS Kaito
9
USA
DERSHWITZ EDERSHWITZ Eli
15
Finished
Makuhari Messe Hall B Blue Piste
JPN
Japan
32
EGY
Egypt
45
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
YearLocationSabre IndividualSabre Team
2019Budapest, HUN4712
2018Wuxi, CHN6916
2017Leipzig, GER7315

Asian Games
YearLocationSabre Team
2018Indonesia6

Asian Championships
YearLocationSabre IndividualSabre Team
2019Tokyo, JPN93
2018Bangkok, THA224
2017Hong Kong, CHN175

World Cup overview - Three best ranks per season since 2016/2017
YearSabre IndividualSabre Team
2020/2021-1 x 15th
2019/20201 x 16th, 1 x 41st1 x 11th, 1 x 17th
2018/20191 x 58th1 x 8th, 1 x 9th, 1 x 10th
2017/20181 x 45th, 1 x 63rd1 x 12th, 3 x 13th
2016/20171 x 27th, 1 x 62nd1 x 9th, 1 x 10th, 1 x 12th

Grand Prix overview - Three best ranks per season since 2016/2017
YearSabre Individual
2017/20181 x 60th
2016/20171 x 58th

World Cup & Grand Prix - Ten best performances since 2016/2017
RankYearEventCompetitionLocation
82018/2019Sabre TeamWorld CupPadua, ITA
92018/2019Sabre TeamWorld CupWarsaw, POL
92016/2017Sabre TeamWorld CupDakar, SEN
102018/2019Sabre TeamWorld CupAlgiers, ALG
102016/2017Sabre TeamWorld CupWarsaw, POL
112019/2020Sabre TeamWorld CupCairo, EGY
122018/2019Sabre TeamWorld CupMadrid, ESP
122018/2019Sabre TeamWorld CupBudapest, HUN
122017/2018Sabre TeamWorld CupGyor, HUN
122016/2017Sabre TeamWorld CupMadrid, ESP
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Kai (Facebook profile, 26 Apr 2021)
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Cooking, playing video games. (edox.jp, 01 Feb 2021)
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Athlete, Coach
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Business Management - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA
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English, Japanese
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Kagoshima Club [Japan]
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Lee Wook-Jae [national], KOR
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Right (fie.org, 01 Jan 2021)
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He began fencing at age eight in Redwood City, CA, United States of America. (Facebook page, 26 Apr 2021, 05 Apr 2018)
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He got involved in many different sports like karate, baseball and basketball, but his brother was better than him at sport, so his family looked for a unique sporting event for him and fencing was recommended to them. "I loved the lightsabers in 'Star Wars'. Fencing generally starts with foil, because it is suitable to learn basic techniques, but the coach suggested sabre as soon as he saw my movement." (edox.jp, 01 Feb 2021; kkb.co.jp, 05 Jan 2021; tarzanweb.jp, 22 Oct 2020)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (edox.jp, 01 Feb 2021)
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He trains six days a week at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences in Tokyo. He also supplements that routine with gym and yoga sessions. (nishinippon.co.jp, 24 Feb 2021; edox.jp, 01 Feb 2021)
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Gaining selection to the Japanese team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 26 Apr 2021)
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"There is no right equation for success, so write your own story and make history." (Facebook profile, 01 Jun 2016)

General Interest

General
FROM USA TO JAPAN
He was born in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan to an English-American father and a Japanese mother Noriko. He moved to the United States of America at age seven due to his father's job being based there. While studying at Pennsylvania State University in the United States of America he then won the sabre event at the 2014 NCAA Championships and represented the US national team until 2015 but, following a conversation with his mother, he decided to represent Japan with the aim of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I watched Japanese fencer Yuki Ota win silver in individual foil at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on television when I visited my grandmother's house in Kagoshima during the summer holidays. Since then I have dreamed of becoming an Olympic medallist. When I earned All-America honours following my victory in the individual sabre at the 2014 NCAA National Championships, my mother said, 'I want you to be proud of your Japanese blood and participate for Japan in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo'. At that moment, I made a decision to represent Japan with the aim of becoming the Olympic champion in Tokyo." (nishinippon.co.jp, 24 Feb 2021; edox.jp, 01 Feb 2021; kkb.co.jp, 05 Jan 2021; Facebook page, 05 Apr 2018; pref.kagoshima.jp, 25 Jan 2018; mercurynews.com, 08 Apr 2014)

COACHING
He has served as an assistant coach at Hristov-Csikany Fencing Club in Carmichael, CA, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 17 May 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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