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Taro Kondo

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN10809199401
NOCJapan
Born08 Sep 1994 in  Kitami
GenderMen
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationBusiness Management - Senshu University: Kanagawa, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.87 18 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.21 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.22 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:52.65 22 Dec 2015 Nagano  
    10000m 15:01.22 19 Dec 2010 Kushiro  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005178697375  
twitter.com/ItsTaroKondo  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age seven in Katami, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was interested in the sport from an early age and enjoyed skating with his parents.  
Club / TeamANA: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (joc.or.jp, 20 Dec 2016)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 he was given a Special Award by the Kitami Sports Association in Japan. (kitami-sports.com, 23 Mar 2015)

In 2014 he received the Honorary Prize for Encouragement in Kitami, Japan. (kitami.lg.jp, 21 Apr 2014)

In 2012 he was given the Citizen Sports Award in Abira, Japan. (tomamin.co.jp, 17 Mar 2012)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Yamato-damashii [Japanese spirit]." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesListening to music. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 26 Oct 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m31  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m28  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m37  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m41  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m45  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m47