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Kazuki Yoshinaga

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN13107199901
NOCJapan
Born31 Jul 1999
GenderMen
ResidenceJapan
OccupationStudent
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationSports Science - Chukyo University: Nagoya, JPN
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028010153087  
twitter.com/23fa859ae710411  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKenji Hayashida [club], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age eight in Nagoya, Japan.  
Club / TeamChukyo University: Nagoya, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was interested in the speed that skaters could reach on the ice, so his mother took him to watch a competition in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesListening to music. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis mother Mika Kato competed in short track, winning three world championship silver medals in the overall competition between 1980 and 1983. His aunt Miyoshi Kato represented Japan in speed skating at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Oct 2017; jcc.jp, 18 Sep 2017; mainichi.jp, 02 Sep 2017; ichimura.ed.jp, 01 Sep 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best, and become the best." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother Mika Kato. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018; nikkei.com, 16 Feb 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (chunichi.co.jp, 08 Apr 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he received the Aichi Prefecture Sports Citation Award in Japan. (pref.aichi.jp, 30 May 2018)

In 2018 he was given a Sports Achievement Award by the mayor of Owariasahi, Japan. (chunichi.co.jp, 11 Apr 2018)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m6  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall11  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m13  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m24  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m30  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall32  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m43  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m14  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m16  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m29  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m38  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m44  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m59