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Hironobu Muratake

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN12808199001
NOCJapan
Born28 Aug 1990
GenderMen
ResidenceJapan
OccupationPublic Servant
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationHumanities - Kanagawa University: Yokohama, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.321 14 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:25.566 12 Dec 2015 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:20.304 13 Dec 2015 Shanghai  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport after going to watch one of his older brother's training sessions.  
Club / TeamIwate Amateur Sports Association: Japan  
Name of coachJonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age eight in Sagamihara, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sprained his right ankle in 2014 and 2016. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesPlaying the piano. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Aug 2015)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Takayuki has represented Japan in short track. He finished 20th in the overall competition at the 2014 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2015; skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Oct 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe received an Excellence Award at the 2013 Sagamihara Sports Association Awards Ceremony in Japan. (jade.dti.ne.jp, 23 Feb 2013)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m15  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m26  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m30  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m36  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m42  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m45  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m52  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m58  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m59  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m80  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m85