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Arisa Go

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN21212198701
NOCJapan
Born12 Dec 1987 in  Obihiro
GenderWomen
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationCommerce - Yamanashi Gakuin University: Kofu, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.05 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:14.07 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.71 20 Mar 2016 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/arisago  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her older brother.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age four in Hokkaido, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater and cyclist Sayuri Osuga. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2021 she carried the Olympic torch during the relay ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her leg of the relay was in Matsuyama, Japan. (Instagram profile, 22 Apr 2021)

In 2018 she received the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. (pref.hokkaido.lg.jp, 28 Jan 2019)

In 2017 she received the Shiny Matsuyama Grand Prize in Japan. (city.matsuyama.ehime.jp, 07 Jun 2017)

In 2017 she was given a citation award by the governor of Nagano Prefecture in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 09 Feb 2017)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy skating." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She initially retired from international competition following the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and later took up a role as coach of the Japanese national junior speed skating team. In 2019 she announced her return to the international scene with a view to competing at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, where she finished 15th in the 500m. She retired from the sport in May 2022. (ISU, 30 Jun 2022; nikkansports.com, 11 May 2022; fujitv.co.jp, 30 Mar 2018; ehime-np.co.jp, 22 Jun 2018; blog.rnb.co.jp, 08 Apr 2019; Ehime NP YouTube channel, 27 Mar 2019)
 
HobbiesWatching films. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 10 Dec 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 500m8  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m8  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m18  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m20  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m24  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall26