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Takuya Morimoto

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
NOCJapan
Born27 Nov 1994
GenderMen
ResidenceSuzuka, JPN
OccupationCoach
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.16 28 Dec 2019 Nagano  
    1000m 1:12.11 07 Sep 2019 Obihiro  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMie Amateur Sports Association: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was introduced to skating during a class at school.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in grade one of primary school in Shihoro, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationCOACHING
He has coached speed skating at the Mie Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (isenp.co.jp, 14 Jan 2021, 29 Jun 2020)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't lose your dream by yourself." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesWatching films. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Sep 2020)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Keiichiro Nagashima. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was given the National Sports Festival Award by the Mie Amateur Sports Association in Japan. (mie-sports.or.jp, 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementMaking his World Cup debut in the 2019/20 season. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m25