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Shunsuke Nakamura

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN10103199201
NOCJapan
Born01 Mar 1992 in  Tomakomai
GenderMen
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationBusiness Administration - Hosei University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.97 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.48 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:46.97 20 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    5000m 7:06.59 20 Feb 2016 Obihiro  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/shunsuke.nakamura  
www.athleteyell.jp/nakamura_shunsuke/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents were skaters and coached a local team.  
Club / TeamExcel Human: Japan  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three and joined his first club at age six.  
Name of coachRobin Derks [national], JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesShun (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy skating, and train after becoming happy." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Shota has represented Japan in speed skating, winning gold in the 1500m at the 2014 Asian Single Distance Championships in Tomakomai, Japan. His other brother Hayato has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Nov 2015; sponichi.co.jp, 28 Dec 2012)  
Awards and honoursIn 2010 he received the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. (dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp, 2010)  
InjuriesIn 2013 he suffered from a lower back injury for three months. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015, 27 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father Takuya Nakamura. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater and track cycling sprinter Seiko Hashimoto, Dutch speed skater Kai Verbij. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015, 27 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesCooking, watching movies. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 22 Jul 2015; Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
AmbitionsTo compete with his two brothers at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m45  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m46