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Masaya Yamada


SportSpeed Skating
Born03 Jul 1996 in  Obihiro
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.83 26 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1000m 1:07.03 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.83 16 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:16.65 09 Dec 2012 Obihiro  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJoji Kato [national], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in grade four of primary school in Obihiro, Japan.  
Club / TeamWellnet: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his uncle, who was also a skater.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis uncle. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing second in the 1000m at the 2019 World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesFootball. (, 01 Sep 2022)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Improve every day." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis uncle Hideto Imai represented Japan in short track, and won gold in the 5000m relay at the 1994 World Championships in Guildford, England. His younger brother Kazuya Yamada has competed in speed skating at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Nov 2022;, 09 Nov 2021;, 24 Oct 2021;, 19 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m6  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m15  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m16  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m39