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Yamato Matsui

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born24 Nov 1997 in  Obihiro
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationEconomics - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.24 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.59 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:48.40 15 Feb 2019 Nagano  
Social Media
Social Media
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Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age three in Shikaoi, Japan.  
Club / TeamSirius: Morioka, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to start skating by his older sister. He competed in distance events when he was younger, but switched to the 500m and 1000m in 2013 as he became taller.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Jan Smeekens. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo finish on the podium in the 500m and the 1000m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (kachimai.jp, 25 Aug 2021)  
HobbiesPlaying the guitar, painting. (kachimai.jp, 25 Aug 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Whatever will be, will be. Whatever happens, happens." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m8  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m39