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Yuya Oikawa

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN11601198101
NOCJapan
Born16 Jan 1981 in  Obihiro
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyOne daughter
ResidenceJapan
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationLaw - Yamanashi Gakuin University: Japan
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.27 11 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.54 29 Jan 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 1:53.64 10 Aug 2007 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    500m   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.daiwahouse.co.jp/skate/index.html/  
www.facebook.com/yuya.oikawa.5  
twitter.com/yuya_oikawa  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
Club / TeamDaiwa House: Tokyo, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportThe sport was popular in the area where he grew up.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried the sport at a local club at age three.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Joey Cheek. (Athlete, 28 Mar 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Be grateful." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2015)  
HobbiesSpending time with his daughter. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 20 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (hochi.co.jp, 19 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn April 2014 he received the Nakasatsunai Villagers Honorary Award in Japan. (nakasatsunai.hokkaido.jp, 14 Apr 2014)

In March 2014 he received a Special Honorary Award in Ikeda, Japan. (tokachi.co.jp, 31 Mar 2014)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 500m2  
    2006 Olympic Games 2 x 500m4  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m10  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m12  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m16  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m19  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 World Cup 100m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen 100m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Harbin 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Calgary 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin 100m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Calgary 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Calgary 500m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Collalbo 500m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 100m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Erfurt 100m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Heerenveen 100m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 500m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m4  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m4  
    2005/2006 World Cup Collalbo 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m7  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m7  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m8  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m9  
    2003/2004 World Cup 100m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m15  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall24  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m25  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m31  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall46  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall48  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m48