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Taizo Sugitani is a japanese equestrian rider who competes at the international level.
He was born June 27, 1976.
After graduating from the Kobe Canadian Academy, he moved to the Netherlands to train with former dutch Champion Henk Nooren.
When Taizo was 18 years old, he was selected as a member of the Japanese team for first time at the World Equestrian Games in The Hague.
Since then, he competed at five consecutive Olympic Games, five consecutive World Equestrian Games and two World Cup Finals.
Taizo is the highest ranked Japanese rider at both an Olympic Games and WorldCup final (13th at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ,
12th in Las
Vegas in 2000 ).
In 2010, he was placed 10th at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
In 2011, he was 2nd in the Grand Prix CSIO5* Barcelona, 4th in the Grand Prix of CSIO5* Rotterdam, and he won the Grand Prix at CSI4* Salzburg.
In 2012, Taizo competed in the final of the Olympics in London with Avenzio 3.