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Miyako Sumiyoshi

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN21903198701
NOCJapan
Born19 Mar 1987 in  Kushiro
GenderWomen
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Nagano, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.49 27 Jan 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:14.66 27 Jan 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:02.11 19 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    3000m 4:34.80 21 Dec 2005 Nagano  
    5000m 8:00.71 16 Dec 2005 Ikaho  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/miyako.sumiyoshi  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLawson: Tokyo, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportShe used to watch her older sister competing at skating events.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1992 at age six in Kushiro, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Endurance makes you stronger." (Athlete, 11 Dec 2013)  
HobbiesShopping. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 21 Oct 2015)  
Other informationTOUGH START
After graduating from university, she began skating for the Kishimoto Medical Science Institute in Japan. Shortly after joining, the organisation folded and she was left without a club or a job. She received support from the Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC] during this period, and was later signed by the Lawson club where she was able to continue her career. (joc.or.jp, 14 May 2013, 19 Oct 2012)
 
AmbitionsTo win medals at international competitions. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 21 Oct 2015)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (sankei.jp.msn.com, 28 Mar 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m12  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m14  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m15  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m12  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m15  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m16  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m24  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m30  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall38