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Konami Soga

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN20904199501
NOCJapan
Born09 Apr 1995 in  Tokyo
GenderWomen
LanguagesJapanese
ResidenceSuwa, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.99 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:18.30 16 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    1500m 2:14.32 13 Jan 2018 Morioka  
    3000m 5:15.46 14 Jan 2018 Morioka  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    500m     1  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCooking. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was influenced by her older sisters.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2015 she was given the Best Athlete Award by the Morioka City Amateur Athletic Association in Japan. (morioka-taikyo.or.jp, 06 Dec 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachTucker Fredricks, USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age three in Suwa, Japan, and took up the sport seriously in grade four of primary school.  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/konami.soga  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Stay positive." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
InjuriesShe sustained an injury to her right ankle in 2017. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

She has had a hernia in her back. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)
 
Hero / IdolHis father. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 500m at the 2019 World Single Distances Championships in Inzell, Germany. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m3  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Obihiro Team Pursuit1  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 Obihiro Team Sprint2  
    2019/2020 Nagano Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 Minsk Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m24