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Hiroki Yokoyama


SportShort Track
Born18 Feb 1994 in Kobe 
ResidenceToyota, JPN
Higher educationEconomics - Kwansei Gakuin University: Nishinomiya, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.246 16 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:24.118 04 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1500m 2:11.392 09 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamToyota Motor: Nishinomiya, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling, taking walks. (, 12 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesHe needed 20 stitches in his right thigh after falling during training in December 2011. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018;, 27 Oct 2012)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2004 in Kobe, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesYoko chan (, 27 Oct 2012)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was given the Aichi Prefecture Sports Citation Award in Japan. (, 30 May 2018)

In 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)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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, 04 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Put effort in every day." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall15  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m25  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m8  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m13  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m18  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m21  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m25  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m34  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m50  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m57  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall64