Akifumi Sakamoto

Olympic cyclist

Akifumi Sakamoto

Olympic cyclist

Akifumi Sakamoto (阪本 章史, Sakamoto Akifumi, born February 25, 1982) is a Japanese BMX cyclist. He represented his nation Japan at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and later claimed the silver medal in the inaugural men's BMX cycling at the 2010 Asian Games. Sakamoto qualified for the Japanese squad, as the sole Asian rider, in men's BMX cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving an invitational berth from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) based on his best performance at the UCI World Championships in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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