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Genki Dean

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Nationality  Japan
Height  1.82 m
Sport  Track and field
Weight  86 kg

Name  Genki Dean
Events  Javelin throw
Role  Athlete
College team  Waseda University
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Born  30 December 1991 (age 23) (1991-12-30) Kobe, Japan
Personal best(s)  Javelin throw: 84.28 m (Hiroshima 2012)

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Roderick Genki Dean (born 30 December 1991) is a Japanese athlete that competes in the javelin throw. He was born to a Japanese mother and a British father from Chester-le-Street, England.


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He started throwing the javelin at age 15 in high school and immediately displayed an aptitude for the discipline. He won a silver medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics throwing a new personal best of 76.44 m. He first came to prominence at the 2012 Japan Championships in Athletics, throwing 84.03 m, setting a new championship record, beating veteran Yukifumi Murakami and sealing his place in the Japanese team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Javelin throw. He was selected as the Most Valuable Male Athlete of the Japanese Championships. At the 2012 Olympics he threw 82.07m to qualify from the heats, but could not improve on this and finished 10th in the final with 79.95m.

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Seasonal bests by year

Genki Dean Dean edges Murakami for javelin title The Japan Times
  • 2009 - 70.57
  • 2010 - 78.57
  • 2011 - 79.20
  • 2012 - 84.28
  • 2013 - 80.15
  • 2014 - 77.32
  • 2015 - 75.09

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    Genki Dean Japanese javelin star embraces British roots at London


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