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Riku Tsuchiya

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born14 Dec 1997 in  Karuizawa
GenderMen
ResidenceShimosuwa, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.18 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.81 28 Dec 2016 Nagano  
    1500m 1:45.44 03 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 6:26.12 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    10000m 13:43.81 28 Oct 2018 Nagano  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/riku.tsuchiya  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 10 in Karuizawa, Japan.  
Name of coachToshiaki Imamura [club], JPN; Johan de Wit [national], NED  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his parents who were also involved in skating.  
Club / TeamNidec Sankyo: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesTravel. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 16 Apr 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2017 he was given an Excellence Award by the Nagano Skate Association in Japan. (skating-nsa.jp, 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Toshiaki Imamura. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Shane Williamson. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Take on a challenge." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the team pursuit at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m51