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Sumire Kikuchi


SportShort Track
Born15 Jan 1996
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.829 05 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1000m 1:28.348 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:18.769 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamFuji Kyuko: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer older sister Ayaka competed in speed skating at international level, and won gold in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Her other older sisters Yuki and Moemi have both represented Japan in short track. Yuki competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022, and Moemi won bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her sister Ayaka's husband Keiichiro Nagashima represented Japan in speed skating, winning silver in the 500m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and he has served as head coach of the Japanese national speed skating team. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Feb 2023;, 11 Sep 2021;, 28 Oct 2021; Pyeongchang Entries, 2018;, 02 Sep 2017, 23 Oct 2020;, 04 Oct 2020)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (, 26 Mar 2014)

She was a flag bearer for Japan at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (, 23 May 2012)

She received the Best New Athlete Award at the 2011 ABN Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (, 31 May 2014)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer older sister encouraged her to try the sport.  
Name of coachAyaka Kikuchi [sister], JPN; Eiji Kohara, JPN; Masatoshi Ito, JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating with short track at age eight in Japan.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has represented Japan in both short track and speed skating. She competed in short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022, and made her speed skating World Cup debut in 2022. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Feb 2023;, 06 Aug 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep growing, keep progressing." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesWatching animated films, reading manga. (Athlete, 13 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete in both speed skating and short track at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 23 Oct 2022)  
She combined short track and speed skating at youth and junior international level, but began focusing on short track after finishing high school. In 2019 she took up speed skating again after joining the Fuji Kyuko club in Japan, which has both short track and speed skating teams. She focused on short track in the 2021/22 season, and also competed in the sport at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. However, she returned to speed skating after the 2022 Games with the aim of competing in both sports at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 23 Oct 2022, 25 Sep 2021;, 18 Jan 2020)
NicknamesSu (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m7  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay10  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m20  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m22  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall27  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall28  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m28  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m34  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m35  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m37  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m11  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m21  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m25  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m26  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m27  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m39  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m66  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m68  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m71  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m71