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Ryota Kojima

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN11105199801
NOCJapan
Born11 May 1998 in  Nagano
GenderMen
ResidenceNagano, JPN
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Matsumoto, JPN
LanguagesJapanese
OccupationAthlete
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  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMwave: Nagano, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his older brother into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Yuki Masahiro. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Denny Morrison, Japanese speed skaters Hiroyasu Shimizu and Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
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)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMasahiro 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 Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesCozy Cozy (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"In pursuit of daily growth, I challenge the world!" (skatingjapan.or.jp, 26 Nov 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/ryota.kojim.a/  
twitter.com/kojikr  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesDrinking coffee, hiking, camping. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 26 Nov 2023)  
AmbitionsTo skate the 1000m in under 1:06. (chunichi.co.jp, 29 Oct 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1500m3  
    2023/2024 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m2  
    2022/2023 Stavanger 1000m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m49