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ASA Athlete

Japan flagTakeshi Yasutoko
Japan
Ranking: 21
Hometown: Kobe, Japan
Age: 32
Height: 5' 2''
Weight: 121
Sports:
Sponsors: Good Skates

Profile:

Takeshi Yasutoko loves the feeling he gets while floating in the air – which is one of the things that drew him into vert inline skating.  The son of 3 rollerskaters, he began skating at age 3 and turned pro in 1995, at the age of 9, like his older brother, Eito Yasutoko.  He was the youngest competitor to skate in an X-Games competition, when he competed in the 1998 Summer X Games at the age of 11.  Takeshi is one of the most exciting skaters in vert events today and is ranked #2 in the world.  He likes to try anything that defies physics and his signature tricks are the inverted 1080 and big Viking flips.


History:
  • 2011 Kia Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: 1st
  • 2010 Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: Gold
  • 2008 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Nokia Fise, Montpellier, France - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Berlin, Germany - Vert: 3rd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Action Sports World Tour, Richmond, VA - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Asian X Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship, Manchester, England - Vert: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports US Championship, Pomona, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Moscow, Russia - Vert: 10th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Munich, Germany - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 Mobile Skatepark Series, Cincinnati, OH: 1st
  • 2004 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 1st
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Asian Tour, Shanghai & Seoul: 1st, Beijing, China: 2nd
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Championships - World Championships - Vert: 1st
  • 2004 X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Asian X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2003 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 3rd
  • 2003 X Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2002 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 1st
  • 2002 X Games - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2001 ASA World Championships - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2001 Gravity Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2001 X Games - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2000 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking (Vert): 2nd

 


Notable:

Riding Since: 1989

Turned Pro: 1995

Discipline: Vert

Favorite Trick: Double Viking Flip

Food: Japanese

Music: RIZE (Japanese Rock Band), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kottonmouth Kings

Favorite Skater: Chris Edwards

Favorite City: Los Angeles, CA

Worst Injury: Hit my face and broke three front teeth while I was doing Viking Flip at a demo at Woodward Camp in the summer of 2002.

Activities Other Than Skating: I recently began freeskiing

Career Highlight: 2006 LG World Champion

Life Highlight: The fact that I was born to the Yasutoko family. I got exposed to skating because of my family and am where I am right now because of my family.