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Shota Nakamura

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN10209199301
NOCJapan
Born02 Sep 1993 in  Tomakomai
GenderMen
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese, Korean
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.00 04 Mar 2017 Hamar  
    1000m 1:10.21 23 Oct 2016 Nagano  
    1500m 1:44.99 16 Mar 2014 Calgary  
    5000m 6:32.29 18 Nov 2016 Nagano  
    10000m 13:41.83 19 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     2  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/shota.nakamura.56  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED; Keiji Shirihata, JPN, from 2014  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father was a speed skating coach and his older brother was also involved in the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 1999 at age six in Tomakomai, Japan.  
Club / TeamLoginet Japan : Sapporo, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe injured his right ankle in 2011. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a new Japanese record, and winning bronze in team pursuit at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Collalbo, Italy. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Keiji Shirahata. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Shunsuke has represented Japan in speed skating, winning bronze in team pursuit at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Seinajoki, Finland. His other brother Hayato has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2014; abira.lg.jp, 05 Jan 2011)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard." (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesListening to music, cooking, reading comic books, studying. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 08 Oct 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in team pursuit at the Olympic Winter Games, and set a new national record in the 1500m. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 08 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2010 he received the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. He was also presented with an Excellence Award by the Japan Skating Federation in the same year. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 28 Jun 2011; hokkaido.lg.jp, 2010)

In 2008 he received the Hokkaido Sports Prize for Encouragement in Japan. (hokkaido.lg.jp, 2008)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround23  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps16  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall31  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall35  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m47  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m47  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m55  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m56  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m57