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Kouki Kubo


SportSpeed Skating
Born16 Sep 1999 in  Sapporo
OccupationOffice Worker
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.00 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.59 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1500m 1:50.43 16 Feb 2020 Hachinohe  
    5000m 7:14.13 26 Feb 2017 Obihiro  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m 2   1  
    1000m 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe had moved to Obihiro, Japan, where his grandfather was coaching skaters.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in grade one of primary school at KSC Youth Club in Obihiro, Japan.  
Name of coachToshiaki Imamura [club], JPN; Jun Yuda [national], JPN  
Club / TeamNidec Sankyo: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesListening to music, playing sports video games. (, 01 Sep 2020)  
InjuriesIn November 2017 he damaged his right Achilles tendon. He returned to competitive action in January 2018. (, 24 Jan 2018; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

He sustained a stress fracture in his back in grade 11 of high school. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

He suffered a stress fracture to his third lumbar vertebra in grade eight of middle school. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he received the STV Mirai Athlete [STV Future Athlete] Award in Japan. (, 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a junior world record in the 1000m [1:07.76] at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019;, 10 Mar 2018)  
Famous relativesHis grandfather Masatoshi Kubo has been a skating coach in Japan. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy skating." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis grandfather Masatoshi Kubo. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m56