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Shione Kaminaga

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN22609199901
NOCJapan
Born26 Sep 1999 in  Nagano
GenderWomen
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006897046557  
twitter.com/shionekaminaga  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKeiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN; Joji Kato [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. She made her World Cup debut in short track in 2015, and decided to switch to speed skating in April 2022.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to start skating by her father, who worked at a hotel adjacent to an ice rink.  
Club / TeamAll Nippon Airways [ANA]: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerKorean short track skater Choi Min-Jeong. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsShe represented Japan in short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Nov 2022; sanspo.com, 21 Oct 2022)  
Other informationSPORT SWITCH
She switched from short track to speed skating after competing at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "I sustained a lot of injuries [while competing in short track], so I couldn't race aggressively. For me, I am better suited to fighting against myself." (sanspo.com, 21 Oct 2022)
 
InjuriesShe sustained a cut to a muscle in her right thigh in 2019. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

In 2014 she broke her nose during an athletics training session. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)
 
HobbiesGolf, watching MMA and football. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Sep 2022)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 she became the first athlete to receive the Sports Achievement Award of Nanmoku in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 31 Mar 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Believe in your way and your talent." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolDutch skater Jorien Ter Mors, Canadian short track skater Kim Boutin. (fujitv.co.jp, 23 Mar 2021; Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
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