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Ryota Kojima

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN11105199801
NOCJapan
Born11 May 1998 in  Nagano
GenderMen
ResidenceNagano, JPN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Matsumoto, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:07.43 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.24 09 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    5000m 7:44.77 28 Dec 2014 Okaya  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/ryot.a.kojim.a  
twitter.com/kojikr  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamM-Wave: Matsumoto, JPN  
Name of coachJoji Kato [national], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN; Masahiro Yuki [personal], JPN, from 2017  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three at the Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena [M-Wave] in Nagano, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his older brother into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Masahiro Yuki, Japanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Denny Morrison, Japanese speed skater Hiroyasu Shimizu. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was given the Best Skater Award by the Nagano City Skating Association in Japan. (skating-nsa.jp, 01 Jun 2019)  
NicknamesKojikoji (Twitter profile, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have stoicism." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesHiking, drinking coffee. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Sep 2022)  
AmbitionsTo skate the 1000m in under 1:06. (chunichi.co.jp, 29 Oct 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger 1000m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m18  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m49