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Kota Kikuchi

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN12401199701
NOCJapan
Born24 Jan 1997
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.380 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:25.959 31 Jan 2016 Sofia  
    1500m 2:13.978 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kouta.kikuchi.58  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKeijinkai: Japan  
Name of coachKeiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN; Masatoshi Ito, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe and his older brother took up the sport together because there was an ice rink near their house.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in grade four of primary school in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"All difficulties can be surmounted when you are determined." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Teppei Kikuchi has also competed in short track at international level, and finished seventh in the 5000m relay at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. His cousin Jumpei Yoshizawa has represented Japan in short track, and competed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (yguppr.net, 20 Jan 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021; yguppr.net, 20 Jan 2017; Keijinkai Facebook page, 21 Jan 2019; skatingjapan.or.jp, 04 Nov 2021; news24.jp, 31 Oct 2021)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater [and her cousin] Jumpei Yoshizawa. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Lee Ho-Suk. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2019 All Japan Single Distances Championships. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
HobbiesListening to radio, watching road cycling, shaving wood. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 04 Nov 2021; keijinnet.or.jp, 05 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall20  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m22  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m14  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m16  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m19  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m25  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m26  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m28  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m31  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m31  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m33  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m48  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m57  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m83  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m86  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m110  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m121  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m132