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Takuro Oda

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN11307199201
NOCJapan
Born13 Jul 1992 in  Hidaka
GenderMen
ResidenceIbaraki, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationSports Science - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.54 04 Dec 2016 Astana  
    1000m 1:07.83 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.38 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:46.16 14 Aug 2010 Calgary  
    10000m 14:42.34 16 Dec 2012 Nagano  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/takuro.oda  
twitter.com/odadao0713  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis older sister skated and he followed her into the sport. He loves the opportunity to travel that the sport provides, especially to the United States of America and Canada.  
Club / TeamDevelopment Planning Research Co. Ltd: Mito, JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age seven in Hokkaido, Japan.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe puts on his left skate first. (wasedasports.com, 21 Oct 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do everything in moderation." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesSunbathing. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Sep 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was given the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Grand Award and the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (yamagata-np.jp, 14 Mar 2018)

In 2017 he received the Mito City Achievement Award in Japan. (ibarakinews.jp, 30 Mar 2017)

In February 2015 he received the Sports Glory Award in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. (yamagata-np.jp, 23 Feb 2015)

In April 2014 he received the Sports Honorary Award in Urakawa, Japan. (urakawa.hokkaido.jp, 05 Jun 2014)

He was presented with a Prize for Encouragement at the 2009 Sports Achievement Awards Ceremony in Urakawa, Japan. (tomamin.co.jp, 10 Mar 2010)
 
NicknamesPistachio [because of his love for pistachio nuts]. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
InjuriesHe sustained injuries to his knee during the 2013/14 season. (cs-park.jp, 17 Feb 2015)

He suffered from lumbar spondylolysis in August 2013. The condition can lead to reduced mobility. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 05 Dec 2015)
 
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Sep 2018; nikkansports.com, 24 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m34  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall37  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall39  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m43