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Yuma Murakami


SportSpeed Skating
Born12 Dec 1992 in  Obihiro
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 33.89 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.38 12 Feb 2021 Nagano  
    1500m 1:55.79 12 Feb 2016 Nagano  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTakado Construction: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1995 in Hokkaido, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try the sport by his older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Tsubasa Hasegawa. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolHis parents, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Winning is not a coincidence." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

"Positive attitude is more important than suitability." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
InjuriesIn October 2021 he required four stitches in his left arm and three stitches near his shoulder blade while at a national training camp in Inzell, Germany. (, 21 Nov 2021)

In 2017 he suffered an injury to his hip joint. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
AmbitionsTo win gold at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, and to set a new world record. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023, 15 Nov 2023;, 21 Oct 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
NicknamesCheetah [due to his speed]. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m8  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m11  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Nagano 500m1  
    2022/2023 Stavanger 500m1  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai 500m2  
    2019/2020 Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 Berlin 500m2  
    2019/2020 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 500m2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai 500m3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m3  
    2018/2019 Heerenveen 500m3  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC 500m3  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 500m3  
    2019/2020 Nagano 500m3  
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m3  
    2023/2024 Beijing 500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall49