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Born: 1974
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Gas Station Manager
Sasuke Debut: Sasuke #01
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Yamamoto Shingo is a gas station manager from Tokyo, he is the only person to have competed in every SASUKE competition, and the only person to have attempted the first and second version of the FINAL Stage. During his first attempt in the 3rd Competition he was only about 3 meters short, but his second appearance in the 7th Competition ended almost immediately when he dislocated his shoulder just seconds after beginning the Spider Climb. He usually competes in his gas station uniform shirt and cap (always with Esso/Mobil branding); he has only competed without it twice (1st and 4th competitions). Much note is made of his career and personal successes, including his promotions at the Hasegawa service station, where he started as a gas jockey in the 1st Competition, manager at the 6th, and was announced as a district manager at the 17th; his marriage after the 5th; and the building of his home in Tokyo, complete with a SASUKE training course. Of the 21 competitions he has entered, he has passed the 1ST Stage 12 times, the 2ND Stage 10 times, and the 3RD Stage twice. He is one of only three competitors (the other two being NAGANO Makoto & OMORI Akira ) to have reached the FINAL Stage more than once.

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Video

Sasuke #23 - 1ST Stage - Soritatsu Kabe

Sasuke #22 - 1ST Stage - Circle Hammer

 
Memorable Moments
SASUKE/Ninja Warrior #23 was supposed to be the battle of the ALL-Stars versus the Shin-Sedai (New Stars). YAMAMOTO Shingo (the only competitor to compete in every SASUKE) was brilliant throughout and as the day wore on his snappy one liners were caught on camera for posterity.

In this "SASUKE Memorable Moment" HASHIMOTO Koji has just fallen at the start of the Salmon Ladder much to the shock of his family and friends...to which YAMAMOTO Shingo quips: "Mata korega Sasuke desu ne! (またこれがサスケですね!)" which translates to English as "Once again...that's Sasuke!".

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SASUKE Record
 
Competition Date
#
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL Result
Sasuke 27
December 2012 98
Failed
      Failed - Sping Bridge
Sasuke 27
October 2011 81
Failed
      Failed - Sping Bridge
Sasuke 26
January 2011 94
Failed
      Failed - Rolling Escargot
Sasuke 25
March 2010 90 Cleared Failed     Failed - Balance Tank
Sasuke 24
January 2010 96 Failed       Failed - Tarzan Rope
Sasuke 23
September 2009 93 Cleared Cleared Failed   Failed - Arm Rings **
Sasuke 22
March 2009 31
Failed
      Failed - Halfpipe Attack *
Sasuke 21
September 2008 71
Failed
      Failed - Flying Chute
Sasuke 20
March 2008 1981
Failed
      Failed - Halfpipe Attack
Sasuke 19
September 2007 81
Failed
      Failed - Jumping Spider
Sasuke 18
March 2007 61
Failed
      Failed - Flying Chute
Sasuke 17
October 2006 98
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Body Prop
Sasuke 16
December 2005 97
Failed
      Failed - Jump Hang
Sasuke 15
July 2005 95
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Body Prop
Sasuke 14
January 2005 98
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Curtain Cling
Sasuke 13
April 2004 76
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Wall Lift
Sasuke 12
October 2003 96
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Cliff Hanger
Sasuke 11
March 2003 98
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Cliff Hanger
Sasuke 10
September 2002 998
Failed
      Failed - Rope Climb
Sasuke 09
March 2002 98
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Rumbling Dice
Sasuke 08
September 2001 98
Failed
      Failed - Rope Climb
Sasuke 07
March 2001 97
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
Failed - Spider Climb
Sasuke 06
September 2000 96
Failed
      Failed - Rolling Log
Sasuke 05
March 2000 98
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Pipe Slider
Sasuke 04
October 1999 98
Failed
      Failed - Balance Bridge
Sasuke 03
March 1999 13
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
Failed - Final Rope
Sasuke 02
September 1998 20
Cleared
Cleared
Failed
  Failed - Pipe Slider
Sasuke 01
September 1997 7
Cleared
Failed
    Failed - Hammer Dodge

* YAMAMOTO completed the obstacle but fell off the plank that connects the Half-Pipe Attack and the next obstacle, the Warped Wall.
** YAMAMOTO was hurt in the 7th competition when he dislocated his shoulder and in the 23rd he re-injured his shoulder.

 
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