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Tatsuya Shinhama

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born11 Jul 1996
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Coach, University Staff
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 23 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  
twitter.com/tatsuya3360  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by his older brother.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three in Hokkaido, Japan, and took up the sport seriously after entering primary school.  
Club / TeamTakasaki University of Health and Welfare: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sportiva.shueisha.co.jp, 11 Jan 2019; tarzanweb.jp, 23 Apr 2020)  
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 Japanese male skater in 33 years to place first in the overall standings at the world sprint championships, when he finished first at the 2020 edition in Hamar, Norway. (fujitv-view.jp, 22 May 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Dec 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't be afraid of failure, and keep taking up challenges." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Johan de Wit. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolHis father. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing first in the 500m at the All Japan Single Distances Championships. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesCycling. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 27 Jul 2019)  
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  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
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  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup 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  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m29