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Nickname: King of the Trampoline
Born: March 2nd, 1974
Hometown: Ishikawa, Japan
Occupation: Professional Trampolinist
Sasuke Debut: SASUKE #08
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Nakata

NAKATA Daisuke (中田 大輔) - born in Ishikawa, Japan, March 2, 1974) is a trampolinist who competed for Japan in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Daisuke also performs on SASUKE (known in America as Ninja Warrior), where he is one of the most well-known competitors.

Along with training for the Olympics he also trains for the aforementioned SASUKE. He made his debut in the 8th competition in September 2001 and was able to make it to the 2nd Stage, where he ended up timing out on the Wall Lift. From the 9th to the 11th competitions, he made it to the Third Stage of each tournament, but wound up failing on the Globe Grasp obstacle all three times in a row. After the 13th competition in April 2004 (where an ankle injury was the cause of Nakata not being able to advance past the 2nd stage), Nakata missed SASUKE for several tournaments because he was in a hit-and-run accident later that year; his hands and wrists were seriously hurt and his grip suffered. His grip strength has failed to return to normal and his wrists remain crooked despite several surgeries. He finally returned to SASUKE to compete in the 16th and 17th competition, held in 2005 and 2006.In the 16th he ran out of time in the first stage but in the 17th he made it to the 3rd stage once again, but the pain in his hands was too much for him and he lost his grip on the 3rd Stage's first obstacle, the Arm Rings. He then left SASUKE for another two years before coming back to compete in the 21st competition (September 2008). He made it to the 2nd Stage again, but re-injured his wrists after falling onto the landing pad of the Downhill Jump. The pain was so immense that he could not overcome the next obstacle, which was the Salmon Ladder.

Nakata has not had enough strength to go to the Final Stage yet, despite having gone to the 3rd Stage four times. Nakata has admitted that lack of upper body strength is his weakness. In the 9 tournaments he has entered to date, he has only failed the 1st Stage twice, that being in the 12th competition (October 2003) when he unexpectedly failed on the Rolling Log obstacle and in the 16th were he ran out of time.

On the trampoline, Nakata can jump as high as 26 feet. He is known as the "King of the Trampoline" to some (along with Shunsuke Nagasaki, who is known as the "Prince of the Trampoline").

Nakata also appeared in Nirgilis' Promo Video for "Brand New Day".

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Video
Sasuke #17 - 2ND Stage - Balance Tank - バランスタンク
 
 
SASUKE Record
 
Competition Date
#
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL Result
Sasuke 27
December 2012           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 27
March 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 26
March 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 25
March 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 24
January 2010           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 23
September 2009           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 22
March 2009           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 21
September 2008 88
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Salmon Ladder - サーモンラダー
Sasuke 20
March 2008           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 19
September 2007           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 18
March 2007           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 17
October 2006 96
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Arm Rings - アームリング
Sasuke 16
December 2005 92
Failed
      Failed - Rope Climb - ロープクライム
Sasuke 15
July 2005           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 14
January 2005           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 13
April 2004 71
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Wall Lifting - ウォールリフティング
Sasuke 12
October 2003 94
Failed
      Failed - Rolling Maruta (Rolling Log) - ローリング丸太
Sasuke 11
March 2003 95
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Lamp Grasper (Globe Grasp) - ランプグラスパ
Sasuke 10
September 2002 940
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Lamp Grasper (Globe Grasp) - ランプグラスパ
Sasuke 09
March 2002 71
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Lamp Grasper (Globe Grasp) - ランプグラスパ
Sasuke 08
September 2001 46
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Wall Lifting - ウォールリフティング
Sasuke 07
March 2001           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 06
September 2000           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 05
March 2000           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 04
October 1999           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 03
March 1999           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 02
September 1998           DID NOT COMPETE
Sasuke 01
September 1997           DID NOT COMPETE
 
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