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Dan Iwasa


SportShort Track
Born18 Dec 1995 in Sagamihara 
ResidenceTokyo, JPN
OccupationAthlete, Bank Employee
Higher educationHuman Biology - Kanagawa University: Japan
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.552 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.844 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:16.216 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     2  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKeiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age five in Sagamihara, Japan.  
Club / TeamKiraboshi Bank: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was spotted by coach Saburo Imai while he was skating with his father.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn February 2011 he received a Best Performance Award in Machida, Japan. (, 02 Mar 2012)  
InjuriesIn March 2017 he broke his left ankle. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

He has sustained an injury to his right knee during his career. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Most influential person in careerKorean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu, coach Saburo Imai. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019, 02 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Be calm." (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing second in the 1500m at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Osaka, Japan. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
HobbiesWatching rap battles. (, 10 Sep 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m26  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m28  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m29  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m31  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m34  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m35  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m35  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m37  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m40  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m49  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m50  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m50  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m62  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m66  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m71  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m73  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m73