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Yui Sakai

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN20712198701
NOCJapan
Born07 Dec 1987 in Suwa 
GenderWomen
ResidenceTokyo, JPN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationSports Science - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.836 02 Feb 2013 Sochi  
    1000m 1:29.328 21 Feb 2014 Sochi  
    1500m 2:24.269 08 Feb 2013 Dresden  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/yuimansakai  
www.facebook.com/yui.sakai.754  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHealth Sciences Group [Hoken Kagaku Group]: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHer older sister encouraged her to try the sport.  
Name of coachJonathan Guilmette [national], CAN; Mikihito Kashiwabara [personal], JPN, from 2006  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried skating at age three. She took up short track at age nine in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading. (hkk.co.jp, 30 Sep 2015)  
Hero / IdolJapanese short track skater Hayato Sueyoshi. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Hayato Sueyoshi, and her younger sister. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016, 10 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursShe received a Grand Prize at the 2011 Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (abn-tv.co.jp, 2011)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (hkk.co.jp, 30 Sep 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing first in the overall standings in the 1000m during the 2011/12 World Cup season. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 11 Feb 2016)  
InjuriesIn 2016 she suffered torn ligaments in both knees. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay5  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m7  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m8  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall9  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m10  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m12  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall12  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m13  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall14  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m15  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m16  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall17  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m17  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall21  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall23  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m23  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m27  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m27  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m28  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m30  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 500m2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m6  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay7  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m13  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m15  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m16  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m16  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m17  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m18  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m20  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m20  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m21  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m21  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m23  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m26  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m27  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m28  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m29  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m29  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m29  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m34  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m37  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m41  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m41  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m46  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m46  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m49  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m62  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m68  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m70  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m81