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Team ABeam Sailing New Team Composition

Tokyo 2017/Feb./7 : Tokyo: ABeam Consulting Ltd. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Toshinori Iwasawa, president) announced that decided to continue to support Team ABeam sailing crews through the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in three years. In the men’s 470-class competition, Kazuto Doi’s newly selected partner will be Naoya Kimura, winner of the 2016 470-class Junior World Championship.Details of the new teams and partnership contracts with overseas teams are as follows.

1. Man 470 Class


  • Kazuto Doi, Skipper

  • Naoya Kimura, Crew

2. Woman Raser Radial


  • Manami Doi

3. Partnership contracts with Olympic medalists

Since 2013, a partnership contract has been in effect with Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan, the current No. 1 team on the worldwide ranking (as of Dec. 16, 2016), and silver medalists in the men’s 470-class competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Training in both Australia and Japan provides opportunities to learn top world-class technique and strategy, taking team proficiency to the next level in the run-up to the medals race at the Tokyo Olympics.


  • L:Mathew Belcher / R:Will Ryan

【Reference】

■Kazuto Doi, with ABeam Consulting

Born 1992 / graduated Japan University of Economics / height: 175cm / weight: 65kg

(Career highlights)
2008: All Japan FJ Class Championship: championship win
2009: All Japan FJ Class Championship: championship win
2009: National High School Interscholastic Athletics Competition: championship win
2010: All Japan Intercollegiate Sailing Championship: championship win
2011: All Japan Intercollegiate Individual Sailing Championship: championship win / 470-class Junior World Championship: 7th place
2012: All Japan Intercollegiate Individual Sailing Championship: championship win / 470-class Junior World Championship: 12th place / All Japan Intercollegiate Sailing Championship: championship win / 67th National Sports Festival: championship win
2014: Inchon Asian Games: silver medal
2014: All Japan 470-class Championship: championship win
2015: All Japan 470-class Championship: championship win
2016: Princess Sofia Cup: 10th place
2016: Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games: 17th place

■Naoya Kimura (currently a student at Nihon University)

Born 1995 / height: 180cm / weight: 74kg

(Career highlights)
2015: All Japan 470-class Championship: 6th place
2016: 470-class European Championship: participated
2016: 470-class Junior World Championship: championship win

■Manami Doi, with ABeam Consulting

Born 1993 / graduated Keio University / height: 167cm / weight: 64kg

(Career highlights)
2010: All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win
2012: London Olympic Games: 31st place
2013: All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win
2013: ISAF2014 World Championship Test Event Santander Trophy: championship win
2014: 2013-2014 Australian Laser Open Championship: championship win
2014: All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win
2014: JSAF Olympic Regatta and 2015 National Team Elimination Race: championship win
2015: 2014-2015 Australian Laser Open Championship: 2nd place
2016: Laser Radial-class Women’s World Championship: 8th place
2016: Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games: 20th place
2016: Delta Lloyd Regatta: bronze medal