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Sport  Sprint running
Name  Yoshinori Sakai
Club  Waseda University

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Born  August 6, 1945Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan
Died  September 10, 2014, Tokyo, Japan

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Yoshinori Sakai (坂井 義則, Sakai Yoshinori, August 6, 1945 – September 10, 2014) was the Olympic flame torchbearer who lit the cauldron at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.


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Sakai was born on the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He was chosen for the role to symbolize Japan's postwar reconstruction and peace. At the time he was a member of Waseda University's running club. The nineteen-year-old was coached in the ceremonial duty by Teruji Kogake, a triple jump world record-holder turned coach. He never actually competed in the Olympics.

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After the Olympic games, he won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay and a silver in the 400 m at the 1966 Asian Games. He joined Fuji Television in 1968 as a journalist and worked mainly in the fields of news and sports.

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He died of cerebral bleeding in Tokyo on September 10, 2014.


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