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Kouki Kubo

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born16 Sep 1999 in  Sapporo
GenderMen
ResidenceJapan
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.00 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.76 10 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:52.01 27 Nov 2016 Minsk  
    5000m 7:14.13 26 Feb 2017 Obihiro  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1   1  
    1000m 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009225330495&fref=mentions&__tn__=K-R  
twitter.com/BaseballSpsk  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe moved to Obihiro where his grandfather was coaching skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in grade one of primary school at KSC Youth Club in Obihiro, Japan.  
Name of coachToshiaki Imamura [club], JPN, from 2018; Jun Yuda [national], JPN  
Club / TeamNidec Sankyo: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesListening to music. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 11 Mar 2018)  
InjuriesIn November 2017 he damaged his right Achilles tendon. He returned to competitive action in January 2018. (sanspo.com, 24 Jan 2018; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

He sustained a stress fracture in his back in grade 11 of high school. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

He suffered a stress fracture to the third lumbar spine vertebra in grade eight of middle school. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
 
AmbitionsTo set a national record in the 1000m. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 11 Mar 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he received the STV Mirai Athlete [STV Future Athlete] Award in Japan. (stv.jp, 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a new world record in 1000m at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Salt Lake, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis grandfather Masatoshi Kubo is a coach. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy skating." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis grandfather Masatoshi Kubo. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
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