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Rio Yamada

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN21007199701
NOCJapan
Born10 Jul 1997 in  Suwa
GenderWomen
ResidenceNagano, JPN
OccupationStudent
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Nagano, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.87 26 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1000m 1:16.26 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.39 17 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    3000m 4:29.10 22 Dec 2015 Nagano  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began the sport at age five in Chino, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her parents.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Sumio Shinya. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesReading. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 21 Oct 2015)  
Awards and honoursShe received the Best New Player Award at the 2013 ABN Sports Grand Award Ceremony in Japan. (abn-tv.co.jp, 21 May 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting against Japanese speed skater Nao Kodaira at the 2017 World Cup event in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best even if you cannot accomplish [what you want]." (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn 2017 she dislocated her right knee. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m40