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Hiroki Yokoyama


SportShort Track
Born18 Feb 1994 in Kobe 
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
Higher educationEconomics - Kansai Gakuin University: Nishinomiya, JPN
Personal Bests
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
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
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. (, 28 Dec 2014)  
NicknamesYoko chan (, 27 Oct 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold at the All Japan Tournament. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Put effort in every day." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesCycling, taking a walk. (, 12 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesHe needed 20 stitches in his right thigh after falling during training in December 2011. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017;, 27 Oct 2012)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 12 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2013 and 2014 he received the Hyogo Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (, 13 Feb 2015, 13 Feb 2014)  
Famous relativesHis father Shinji has worked as a short track coach. (, 29 Apr 2015;, 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  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m57  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m62