Participants

Nathan HIRAYAMA

Nathan HIRAYAMA
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  23 Mar 1988
Age:  30
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  184
Weight (Kg):  93

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Men  

Nathan HIRAYAMA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 10:15
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Canada
10
Kenya
26
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 13:55
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Canada
47
Zambia
0
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:49
Men Pool Round - Pool C
New Zealand
33
Canada
7
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO 9
2010 Delhi, IND 10

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 8
2015/16 Various 13
2014/15 Various 9
2013/14 Various 6
2012/13 Various 12
2011/12 Various 13
2010/11 Various 15
2009/10 Various 11
2007/08 Various 16
2006/07 Various 13

World Cup
Year Location Rank
2013 Moscow, RUS 9

Nickname: Nate, Spicy Nate, H (Twitter, 20 Sep 2017; olympic.ca, 2017; teambc.org, 2005)
Hobbies

Baseball, football, ice hockey, golf, volleyball, basketball (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012; teambc.org, 2005)


Education: Physical education at University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Languages spoken: English, French
Coach

NATIONAL: Damian McGRATH (ENG) (leaderpost.com, 8 Sep 2017)


Sporting relatives

His father Gary played 12 rugby tests for Canada in the 1970s and 80s, and was a member of the first Canadian team to compete in the Hong Kong Sevens in 1980. His younger sister Natalie played football at the University of British Columbia. (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012; olympic.ca, 2011)


Injuries

Injured ankle after falling awkwardly in a tackle at the Gold Coast Sevens in October 2013, which sidelined him until February 2014. (islandsportsnews.net, 12 Oct 2013; boxscorenews.com, 4 Feb 2014)


National team: 2006 at the Dubai Sevens
Reason: "I was introduced to rugby at an early age, as my father played for Canada in the 1980s. I started playing rugby in high school, but didn’t really begin to fully concentrate on it alone until I went away to university." (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012)
Ambition: Become an Olympian. "In 2010, the Winter Olympics came to Vancouver. I remember greasing my way into the Heineken House at the Minoru Oval in Richmond, BC, with my buddies to watch the various events. I even remember where I was when (ice-hockey player) Sidney CROSBY (CAN) scored the gold-medal-winning goal. The decision was made - I wanted to go to the Olympics as an athlete, playing sevens." (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012; cbc.ca, 15 Jun 2016)
Memorable: "Winning the (2011) Pan Am Games was without doubt one of my greatest sporting achievements. We were confident we could do well, but to actually finish the tournament as gold medallists was indescribable." (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012)
Influence: His father and family (teambc.org, 2005)
Ritual: Listen to music and walk around in the fresh air. (olympic.ca, 2017)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Competed in rugby sevens at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, finishing 10th and ninth respecitvely. (olympic.ca, 2017)


HAT-TRICK
Represented Canada at the past three Rugby World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015). (rugbycanada.ca, 2017)


NATIONAL FIRSTS
Became the first Canadian sevens player to score 1000 World Series points, breaking Phil MACK'S (CAN) record of 973. Along with his father Gary, they became the first father/son duo to represent Canada in rugby at a senior international level. (canadasevens.com, 13 Apr 2017; jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012)


HERITAGE
His father is of Japenese descent. (jccabulletin-gepp.ca, 10 Feb 2012)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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