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Aoi Watanabe


SportShort Track
Born16 Sep 1999 in Tokyo 
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesJapanese, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.568 08 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1000m 1:28.082 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation : Tokyo, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2012 she fractured her left hip joint during a training session. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was influenced by her older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Biba Sakurai. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Choi Min-Jeong. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKiyotaka Tomono [national], JPN; Satoru Terao [club], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2008 at Kawagoe Skating Centre in Saitama, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Continuity is power." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesDining at restaurants. (, 29 Oct 2023)  
Famous relativesHer older brother Ryu represented Japan in short track at the junior world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016. He was part of the 3000m relay teams that won bronze in 2013 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2020;, 14 Oct 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesAko (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m7  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay11  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m14  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m16  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m18  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m20  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m21  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m24  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m25  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m26  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m26  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m30  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m39  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall42  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m59  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m73  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m79  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m88  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m90