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Masaya Yamada

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born03 Jul 1996
GenderMen
ResidenceJapan
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.83 26 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1000m 1:08.03 23 Feb 2019 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:45.06 15 Dec 2018 Heerenveen  
    5000m 7:16.65 09 Dec 2012 Obihiro  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/masaya.yamada.9231  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his uncle, who was also a skater.  
Club / TeamNidec Sankyo: Tokyo, JPN  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in grade four of primary school in Obihiro, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesFootball. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 25 Mar 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing second in 1000m at the 2019 World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis uncle. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Improve everyday." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m16  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m39