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Rio Yamada

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN21007199701
NOCJapan
Born10 Jul 1997 in  Suwa
GenderWomen
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Matsumoto, JPN
LanguagesJapanese
OccupationAthlete
ResidenceNagano, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.65 27 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:13.92 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:57.39 17 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    3000m 4:29.10 22 Dec 2015 Nagano  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
    Team Sprint   1    
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPilates. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
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)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her parents.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age five in Chino, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best even if you cannot accomplish [what you want]." (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn 2017 she partially dislocated the patella in her right knee and needed around five months to recover. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023, 23 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamNaotomi Shouji: Nagano, JPN  
Name of coachMasahiro Yuki, JPN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1000m2  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m40