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Moemi Kikuchi


SportShort Track
Born06 Apr 1992
ResidenceTokyo, JPN
Higher educationSociology - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.299 05 Feb 2017 Almaty  
    1000m 1:31.319 07 Nov 2014 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:26.608 05 Feb 2016 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamWaseda University: Tokyo, JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track skating in her second year of primary school in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe and her older sister were encouraged to begin skating by their mother.  
Name of coachJonathan Guilmette [national], CAN; Mikihito Kashiwara [personal], from 2010  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she was given a Sports Honorary Award by the governor of Nagano Prefecture in Japan. (, 28 Mar 2014)

She received the Best New Athlete Award at the 2010 abn Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (, 31 May 2014)
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 13 Apr 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a bronze medal at a national competition during the 2013/14 season. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese figure skater Mao Asada, and her oldest sister Ayaka. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016, 10 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolJapanese figure skater Mao Asada. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesShe has suffered a broken nose during her career. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Famous relativesHer sister Ayaka represented Japan in speedskating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, finishing 31st in the 1500m. Her other sisters Yuki and Sumire are short track skaters and have competed in World Cup events. Her mother is a former skater and competed at national level when she was a high school student. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; JOC, 01 Feb 2014;, 08 Jan 2014)  
HobbiesWatching movies. (, 01 Dec 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m8  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m18  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m24  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m24  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m28  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall36  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m19  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m30  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m30  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m70  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m75  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m84  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m100