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Kota Kikuchi


SportShort Track
Born24 Jan 1997 in Kanagawa 
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.380 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:25.959 31 Jan 2016 Sofia  
    1500m 2:13.978 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKeijinkai: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2019 All Japan Single Distances Championships. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater [and his cousin] Jumpei Yoshizawa. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Lee Ho-Suk. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 12 in Nagano, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"All difficulties can be surmounted when you are determined." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Teppei Kikuchi has competed in short track at international level. He was part of the Japanese squad that finished seventh in the 5000m relay at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. His cousin Jumpei Yoshizawa has also represented Japan in short track, and competed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (, 25 Feb 2022;, 04 Nov 2021;, 31 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021;, 20 Jan 2017)  
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Social Media  
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General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Japan in both short track and speed skating on the World Cup circuit. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachEiji Kohara, JPN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall20  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m22  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m14  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m16  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m19  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m26  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m31  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m31  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m33  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m48  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m83  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m86  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m110  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m121  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m132