Introduced to triathlon by their Father, Yuko Takahashi won the Japan University Championships over four consecutive years while studying at Hosei University. With those results, she was selected as a member of Japan’s National Student Team and placed 7th at the Brasilia FISU World University Triathlon Championships in 2014.
Yuko is one of Japan’s most promising athletes having competed on the World Triathlon Series since 2012 where she was ranked 14th overall. At the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event she was the top-placed Japanese athlete and most recently has gone on to win gold at the 2018 Asian Games in both the individual and Mixed Relay.
- Winner 2018 Asian Games Individual and Mixed Relay
- 5th place 2018 World Triathlon Bermuda
- Winner 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships
- 5th place 2017 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
- 8th place 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal
312019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 29 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - 02:10:27
232019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event 15 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:43:44
112019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 20 Jul, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:02:14
152019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon 06 Jul, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:00:32
172019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 08 Jun, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:59:57