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Ran Takahashi Evolution | Transformation From 5 To 20 Years Old

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Ran Takahashi Evolution | Transformation From 5 To 20 Years Old. Ran Takahashi (髙橋 藍/たかはしらん, Takahashi Ran, born 2 September 2001) is a Japanese male volleyball player. He plays for Nippon Sport Science University's club[1] and Japan men's national volleyball team and plays as an Outside Hitter. Ran has some American ancestry through his grandfather and his mother is half Japanese, half German. He also has some British ancestry.

Ran has one brother, Rui Takahashi who is one and a half year older, and one younger sister, Riri Takahashi. He started playing volleyball following the footsteps of his brother and his sister also plays volleyball.

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Career
Elementary school years
Ran started playing volleyball in his second grade of elementary school for the school's team.[4]

High school years
Ran played for Kyoto Municipal Hachigaoka Junior High School. At the first grade, he was small so he played mainly as a Libero.

Ran attended Higashiyama High School, and in the third year, he served as the captain and ace of the team. He led his team to the Top 4 of the Inter-High School Sports Festival. Furthermore, his team won the National Sports Festival of Japan as well as Winter 2020 All Japan High School Volleyball Championships, also known as "Haruko". In addition, he received the "Most Valuable Player" award at the end of the competition.[5][6] He was selected for Japan men's national volleyball team for the first time in February 2020.[7]

College years
After graduating from high school, Ran entered Nippon Sport Science University. He led the team, receiving the runner-up place in the 2020 All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship and got the "Best Scorer" award from the competition.[8] In 2021, he was one of the Outside Hitter for the Japan men's national volleyball team in 2020 Summer Olympics.[9]

Clubs
Japan Higashiyama High School [ja] (2017–2020)
Japan Nippon Sport Science University (2020–present)[10]
Japan Japan Men Senior National Team Ryujin Nippon (2020–present)
Awards
Individual
2020 All Japan High School Volleyball Championships – Most Valuable Player
2020 All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship – Best Scorer
High school team
2020 All Japan High School Volleyball Championships – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Higashiyama High School
College team
2020 All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship – Med 2.png Runner-up, with Nippon Sport Science University
External links
Ran Takahashi on Instagram
Ran Takahashi on Twitter
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Ran Takahashi
Personal information
Full name Ran Takahashi
Nationality Japanese
Born 2 September 2001 (age 20)
Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Spike 343 cm (135 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
College(s) Nippon Sport Science University
Volleyball information
Position Wing spiker/Outside hitter
Current club Japan Nippon Sport Science University
Number 12 (national)
20 (university)
Career
Years Teams
2017–2020 Japan Higashiyama High School [ja]
2020–present Japan Nippon Sport Science University
National team
2020–present Japan Japan men's national team
Medal record
Men's volleyball
Representing Japan
Asian Championship
Silver medal – second place 2021 Chiba/Funabashi
Category
Volleyball
Tags
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