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Ryosuke Sakazume

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN12103199001
NOCJapan
Born21 Mar 1990 in Oita 
GenderMen
ResidenceSeongnam, KOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.163 05 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:15.096 06 Dec 2008 Nagano  
    3000m 5:05.964 19 Mar 2011 Warsaw  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ryosuke.sakazume  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
Club / TeamTakasho: Japan  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age four in Chicago, IL, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he received the Wakayama Prefecture Sports Achievement Award in Japan. (pref.wakayama.lg.jp, 20 Feb 2017)

In 2011 he was presented with the Kozuki Sports Award in Japan. (kozuki.or.jp, 13 Sep 2011)
 
InjuriesHe fractured his right shin in a fall during the semifinal of the 500m at the 2013 World Cup event in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. He required an operation to insert an iron plate into his leg. (iza.ne.jp, 11 Dec 2013; joc.co.jp, 29 Sep 2013)

He broke his left leg after crashing during training when he was in year 11 at school. (yomiuri.co.jp, 21 Jan 2013)
 
HobbiesReading. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Oct 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nhk.or.jp, 09 Oct 2017)  
Most influential person in careerKorean short track coach Jeon Jae-Mok. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Other informationOVERSEAS TRAINING
He trained with the Seongnam City Hall skating team in the Republic of Korea ahead of the 2017/18 season. (msn.com, 24 Apr 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m4  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m10  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m16  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m20  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall20  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m22  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m24  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m13  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m15  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m19  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m22  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m24  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m24  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m26  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m33  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m34  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m36  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m37  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m39  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m46  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m48  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m68  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m70  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m72  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m82  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m84