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Sumire Kikuchi

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN21501199601
NOCJapan
Born15 Jan 1996
GenderWomen
ResidenceToyota, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.149 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:31.969 10 Feb 2017 Minsk  
    1500m 2:25.768 24 Feb 2012 Melbourne  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/sumire.kikuchi  
twitter.com/sumisatsu0115  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer older sister encouraged her to try the sport.  
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Jonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in her second year of primary school in Japan.  
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation : Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWindow shopping. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 04 Oct 2015)  
Famous relativesHer sister Ayaka represented Japan in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, finishing 31st in the 1500m. Her other sisters Yuki and Moemi have both competed in short track at World Cup events. Her mother is a former skater and competed at national level as a high school student. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2014; mainichi.jp, 08 Jan 2014; nikkansports.com, 31 Jan 2012)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 26 Mar 2014)

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

She received the Best New Athlete Award at the 2011 abn Sports Grand Award in Japan. (abn-tv.co.jp, 31 May 2014)
 
InjuriesShe sprained the medial tendon in her right knee when she was a primary school student. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2013)  
Other sportsShe represented Japan in speed skating at the 2015 Junior World Cup event in Groningen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Feb 2016; joc.or.jp, 19 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give up. Keep growing up." (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Osaka, Japan. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Feb 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
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  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m20  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m26  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m39  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m45  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m66  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m68  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m71