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Lemi Williamson

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born14 Jan 2000
GenderWomen
ResidenceSaitama, JPN
OccupationStudent
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationLanguage Studies - English - Daito Bunka University: Saitama, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.63 25 Dec 2018 Obihiro  
    1000m 1:24.57 05 Nov 2017 Obihiro  
    1500m 2:01.07 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:05.96 10 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:13.12 06 Dec 2019 Nur-Sultan  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/lemi.williamson  
twitter.com/w_lemi  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamDaito Bunka University: Japan  
Name of coachAoki Yoshiaki [club], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began the sport at age six.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged by her older brother Shane.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCzech speed skater Martina Sablikova. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Miho Takagi. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo compete alongside her brother Shane at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (nikkansports.com, 27 Oct 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 she was given an Excellence Award by the Japan Skating Federation. (daito.ac.jp, 08 May 2019)

In 2018 she received the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Glory Award in Japan. (pref.yamagata.jp, Feb 2019)

In 2017 she was given a Distinguished Performance Award by the Yamagata Sports Association in Japan. (yamagata-sports.or.jp, 2017)
 
HobbiesWatching sports, going to cafes. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Jul 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2019 World Single Distances Championships in Inzell, Germany. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHer brother Shane has also represented Japan in speed skating, and competed at the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (sanspo.com, 27 Oct 2019; skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Jul 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Jan 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Think about everything positively." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Other informationHERITAGE
She was born in Urakawa, Japan, to an Australian father and a Japanese mother. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Jul 2019; nikkansports.com, 27 Oct 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m40