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YOKOTA Kiko
Japan
JPN
Title
Ms
Lastname
YOKOTA
Firstname
Kiko
Gender
female
Country
Japan
Place of birth
Tokyo
Year of birth
1997 (24 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Rhythmic Gymnastics
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Education
Asian Studies - Kokushikan University, Setagaya, JPN
Spoken languages
Japanese, Russian
Injuries
She was unable to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after sustaining an injury shortly before the start of the Games. (nikkansports.com, 24 Sep 2021)

She sprained her right leg before the 2018 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (sanspo.com, 16 Sep 2018)

She sustained a back injury in 2016. (nhk.or.jp, 18 Jul 2016)
National Team
2014 (nhk.or.jp, 18 Jul 2016)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age 10. (nhk.or.jp, 18 Jul 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
She was inspired to compete at the Olympic Games after watching Japanese figure skater Mao Asada. (kokushikan.ac.jp, 25 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada. (tv-asahi.co.jp, 20 Jul 2018; kokushikan.ac.jp, 25 Apr 2019)
Philosophy / Motto
"Never give up." (fjpfan.jp, 01 Jan 2016)
Awards
In 2019 she and her teammates Sayuri Sugimoto, Nanami Takenaka, Ayuka Suzuki, Sakura Noshitani and Rie Matsubara were presented with the Best Gymnast Award by the Japan Gymnastics Federation. (jiji.com, 21 Dec 2019)

In 2017 she received an Excellence Sports Award at the 2017 Chiba Prefecture Physical Education and Sports Achievement Awards in Japan. (pref.chiba.lg.jp, 25 Apr 2018)

In 2016 she received the Sumida Citizen Sports Honorary Special Award in Japan. (city.sumida.lg.jp, 31 Aug 2016)

In 2014 she was given a Special Award by the Ichikawashi Sports Association in Japan. (ichikawataikyo.jp, 02 Jul 2015)
Additional information
General
RETIREMENT
In September 2021 she announced her retirement from competition. "I have been active as a representative of Japan for rhythmic gymnastics for about eight years. In the end, I am disappointed that I could not participate in the Tokyo Olympics. I decided to do it cheerfully [retirement] and cheerfully until the end. From now on, I will move away from rhythmic gymnastics and work at the company I belong to." (nikkansports.com, 24 Sep 2021)

Last update : 2021-10-04

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
34.200 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
35.149 
World Championships

2019 - 37th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
58.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
1
Score Final
29.550
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
29.200
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
2
Score Final
29.400
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
29.000

2018 - 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
40.650 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
2
Score Final
22.800
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
19.750
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
4
Score Final
21.350
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
20.900

2017 - 35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships PESARO (ITA)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
36.650 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.400
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.650
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.250

2015 - 34th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
34.682 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.366
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
17.366
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.500
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.316

2014 - 33rd FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships IZMIR (TUR)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
32.733 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
16.100
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
7
Score Final
16.750
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
16.633
World / Challenge Cup

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B ESPOO (FIN)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
34.500 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
4
Score Final
17.000
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
16.950
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.550
Continental Championships

2017 - 9th Senior Asian Championships 2017 ASTANA (KAZ)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
36.050 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
1
Score Final
17.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
17.950

2016 - 8th Asian Championships 2016 TASHKENT (UZB)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
34.300 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Group 5x
Rank Final
2
Score Final
16.850
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.500
Group 3x+2x
Rank Final
1
Score Final
17.900
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
17.800