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Tsubasa Hasegawa

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN10802199401
NOCJapan
Born08 Feb 1994 in  Nakashibetsu
GenderMen
ResidenceNagano, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.46 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.49 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.90 16 Mar 2014 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1 1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003636624651  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamNideco Sankyo: Nagano, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try skating by his brother.  
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2000 in Nakashibetsu, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always do your best." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe sustained injuries to his knee when he was in grade 11 at high school. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Collalbo, Italy. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Joji Kato. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesBaseball, bowling. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 08 Oct 2017; Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games. (nidec-sankyo.co.jp, 26 Sep 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Joji Kato. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2012 he received a sports award in Nakashibestu, Japan. (nakashibetsu.jp, 15 Aug 2013)

In 2012 he was presented with the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. (hokkaido.lg.jp, 2012)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m11  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m32  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m47