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Shane Williamson

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN12804199501
NOCJapan
Born28 Apr 1995 in  Abashiri
GenderMen
ResidenceSuwa, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.40 28 Dec 2016 Nagano  
    1000m 1:10.12 27 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1500m 1:44.90 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:18.74 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:25.69 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004241736626  
twitter.com/40_will  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1998 at age three in Urakawa, Japan, and initially did short track. He switched to speed skating in 2012.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his siblings into the sport.  
Club / TeamNidec Sankyo: Nagano, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe plays with a Rubik's cube before competitions to help him focus. (YouTube.com, 08 Feb 2014)  
Famous relativesHis younger sister Lemi has represented Japan in speed skating, and won a bronze medal in the 3000m at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. His father is an Australian horse trainer who moved to Japan in 1994. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2018; skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Sep 2018; hybrid-horseman.com, 25 Jan 2014)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 he was presented with the Citizen Honorary Prize in Urakawa, Japan. (globalathlete.jp, 08 Jul 2015)

In 2014 he received the Sports Honorary Award in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. (globalathlete.jp, 08 Jul 2015)

In 2014 he was given an Excellence Award by the Japan Skating Federation. (globalathlete.jp, 08 Jul 2015)
 
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Takuro Oda. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skating coach Hiroshi Tsubaki. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m16  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround19  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m52