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Hiroki Yokoyama

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN11802199401
NOCJapan
Born18 Feb 1994 in Kobe 
GenderMen
ResidenceToyota, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationEconomics - Kwansei Gakuin University: Nishinomiya, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.246 16 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:25.575 20 Dec 2013 Trento  
    1500m 2:13.094 11 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/hiroki.yokoyama.186  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamToyota Motor: Nishinomiya, JPN  
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Jonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2004 in Kobe, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe became interested in the sport after joining a skating class.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017; sanspo.com, 28 Dec 2014)  
NicknamesYoko chan (gittian.jp, 27 Oct 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a bronze medal in the 5000m relay at the 2017 World Cup event in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Put effort in every day." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 02 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesCycling, taking a walk. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesHe needed 20 stitches in his right thigh after falling during training in December 2011. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 02 Feb 2017; kobe-np.co.jp, 27 Oct 2012)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2013 and 2014 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (hyogo-c.ed.jp, 13 Feb 2015, 13 Feb 2014)  
Famous relativesHis father Shinji has worked as a short track coach. (kobe-np.co.jp, 29 Apr 2015; hyogo-c.ed.jp, 28 Jan 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall15  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m25  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m18  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m28  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m57  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m62