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Kazuki Yoshinaga


SportShort Track
Born31 Jul 1999
Higher educationSports Science - Chukyo University: Nagoya, JPN
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
ResidenceMiyoshi, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:23.427 04 Nov 2018 Calgary  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was interested in the speed of the sport, so his mother took him to watch a competition in Nagoya, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An, Japanese speed skater Yuzo Takamido. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023, 10 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Ryosuke Sakazume [club], JPN; Kiyotaka Tomono [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age eight in 2007 in Nagoya, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying video games, driving, rapping. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Famous relativesHis mother Mika Kato represented Japan in short track, winning three world championship silver medals in the overall competition between 1980 and 1983. His aunt Miyoshi Kato represented Japan in short track and speed skating, competing in speed skating at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023, 10 Feb 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Oct 2017;, 18 Sep 2017;, 02 Sep 2017;, 01 Sep 2016)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Yuzo Takamido, Korean coach Jeon Jaemok. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023, 13 Dec 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he received the Aichi Prefecture Sports Citation Award in Japan. (, 30 May 2018)

In 2018 he was given a Sports Achievement Award by the mayor of Owariasahi, Japan. (, 11 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Continuation is power." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe puts on his left skate before his right. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1500m at the 2018 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
NicknamesKazu (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m6  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m6  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall11  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay11  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m13  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m19  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall23  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m24  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m24  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m30  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall32  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m43  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m7  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m10  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m10  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m11  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m11  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m12  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m14  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m16  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m16  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m16  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m17  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m21  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m21  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall28  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall28  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m44  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m59