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Satoshi Sakashita

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN12012198901
NOCJapan
Born20 Dec 1989
GenderMen
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.711 16 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:27.134 13 Feb 2015 Erzurum  
    1500m 2:14.761 09 Jan 2009 Sherbrooke  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/satoshi.sakashita.96  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation: Japan  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport as a year two student.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try the sport by his older sister.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the World Cup during the 2015/16 season, and to finish on the podium at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 05 Oct 2014; aikawa.kanagawa.jp, 19 Mar 2014)  
Awards and honoursIn 2013 he received a Special Excellence Award from the Toyota City Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (toyota.aichi.jp, 18 Mar 2014)  
HobbiesBasketball. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 05 Oct 2015)  
Most influential person in careerRussian short track skater Viktor An. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolCoach Jonathan Guilmette, Russian short track skater Viktor An, US skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Put in effort everyday." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesHe broke his right leg during the 2012/13 season. (kanaloco.jp, 26 Jan 2014)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Yasuko has represented Japan in short track. She was part of the team that won bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2012 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; yc-hometown.org, 05 Feb 2005)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay12  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m32  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall67  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m4  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m10  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m11  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m16  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m18  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m22  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m24  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m24  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m25  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m31  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m46  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m54  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m62  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m64  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m70  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m74  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m93  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m95