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Sumire Kikuchi

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN21501199601
NOCJapan
Born15 Jan 1996
GenderWomen
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.436 03 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:28.348 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:24.228 28 Sep 2017 Budapest  
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
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation : Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHer older sister encouraged her to try the sport.  
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer sisters Ayaka, Yuki and Moemi have all represented Japan in short track. Ayaka was a part of the team that won gold in the team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, while Yuki was part of the team that placed sixth in the 3000m relay at the Games. Moemi won bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2018; Pyeongchang Entries, 2018; hochi.co.jp, 02 Sep 2017)  
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 Awards in Japan. (abn-tv.co.jp, 31 May 2014)
 
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)  
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)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep growing, keep progressing." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
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  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m7  
    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  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m28  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m21  
    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  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m26  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m36  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m38  
    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