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Yuma Murakami


SportSpeed Skating
Born12 Dec 1992 in  Obihiro
ResidenceObihiro, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.10 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:10.94 27 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1500m 1:55.79 12 Feb 2016 Nagano  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMurakami Electric: Japan  
Name of coachDennis van der Gun [national], NED; Tadanori Murakami [personal], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three in Hokkaido, Japan.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was influenced by his older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Kyoko Shimazaki. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skaters Joji Kato, Hiroyasu Shimizu and Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Peaceful mind." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesReading. (, 08 Oct 2017)  
Other informationOCCUPATION
In 2014 he left Hokusho University in Ebetsu, Japan, and took up a position as an electrician at the company that his family owns. He works with his father, and hopes to take over the business in the future. (, 02 Sep 2017, 21 Oct 2016;, 22 Oct 2016)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m11  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall49