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Rio Yamada


SportSpeed Skating
Born10 Jul 1997 in  Suwa
Higher educationEducation - Shinshu University: Matsumoto, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.05 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:13.92 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:57.39 17 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    3000m 4:29.10 22 Dec 2015 Nagano  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
    Team Sprint   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her parents.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began the sport at age five in Chino, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Sumio Shinya. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best even if you cannot accomplish [what you want]." (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn 2017 she dislocated her right knee. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting against Japanese speed skater Nao Kodaira at the 2017 World Cup event in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesReading. (, 21 Oct 2015)  
Awards and honoursShe received the Best New Player Award at the 2013 ABN Sports Grand Award Ceremony in Japan. (, 21 May 2013)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m40