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Tatsuya Shinhama

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN11107199601
NOCJapan
Born11 Jul 1996
GenderMen
ResidenceJapan
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationHealth and Welfare Studies - Takasaki University of Health and Welfare: Japan
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 33.79 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.28 28 Feb 2020 Hamar  
    1500m 1:52.14 26 Sep 2014 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    500m     1  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/people/Shinhama-Tatsuya/100006194899260  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachToshihiko Itokawa, JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three in Hokkaido, Japan, and got involved in the sport more seriously after starting primary school.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Johan de Wit. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolHis father. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesFishing. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 09 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't be afraid of failure, and keep taking up challenges." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe was presented with the JOC Cup for the 2019/20 season by the Japan Skating Federation. The award is given to the best skater of the season. (sponichi.co.jp, 25 Mar 2020)

He was named Skater of the Year for the 2019/20 season by the Tokyo Sports Journalists Club in Japan. (chunichi.co.jp, 20 Apr 2020)

In 2013 he was given an Excellence Award by the Kushiro Sports Association in Japan. (kushiro-taikyo.jp, 2013)
 
MilestonesHe became the first male speed skater representing Japan in 33 years to win the sprint combination at the world sprint championships by placing first at the 2020 edition of the tournament in Hamar, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Dec 2020; fujitv-view.jp, 22 May 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m9  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup 500m14  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m29  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1000m33