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Seitaro Ichinohe

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN12501199601
NOCJapan
Born25 Jan 1996
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Matsumoto, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.50 16 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    1000m 1:11.86 26 Nov 2016 Ikaho  
    1500m 1:42.36 16 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:12.80 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:07.88 01 Mar 2020 Hamar  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005776931577  
twitter.com/ichinosei55  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamANA: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father was a coach and took him to a skating rink.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried skating at age two in Bihoro, Japan, and took up the sport seriously at age nine.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he received the Nagano Citizen Honorary Award in Japan. (shinmai.co.jp, 04 Apr 2018)

In 2017 he was given the Best Skater Award by the Nagano Skate Association in Japan. (skating-nsa.jp, 20 May 2018)

In 2014 he was given the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Glory Award in Japan. (yamagata-np.jp, 23 Feb 2015)

In 2013 he received the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Honorary Award. (yamagata.jp, 25 Feb 2014)

In 2012 he was presented with the Bihoro Honorary Award in Japan. (denshobato.com, 27 Mar 2012)
 
HobbiesDriving, picking edible wild plants. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 09 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in the 5000m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.yahoo.co.jp, 07 Mar 2020)  
MilestonesHe and his teammates Riku Tsuchiya and Shane Williamson became the first male Japanese speed skaters to win a medal in team pursuit at the world single distances championships by claiming silver in the event at the 2020 edition of the tournament in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Jan 2021; news.yahoo.co.jp, 07 Mar 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"As I compete in both the 5000m and 1500m, I aim to race in the 5000m maintaining the same speed as the 1500m. This works well for me." (news.yahoo.co.jp, 07 Mar 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 10000m2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m9  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m4  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m21  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m25  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m29  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m44