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Aoi Watanabe


SportShort Track
Born16 Sep 1999 in Tokyo 
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
LanguagesJapanese, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.971 11 Jan 2020 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Yuzo Takamido [club], JPN; Keiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in grade three of primary school at Kawagoe Skating Centre in Saitama, Japan.  
Club / TeamToyota Motor Corporation : Tokyo, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was influenced by her older brother.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Biba Sakurai. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Choi Min-Jeong. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2012 she fractured her left hip joint during a training session. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Continuity is power." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesVisiting bakeries. (, 18 Sep 2020)  
Famous relativesHer older brother Ryu represented Japan in short track at the junior world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016. He was part of the 3000m relay teams that won bronze in 2013 and 2014. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2020;, 14 Oct 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m7  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m21  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m24  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m26  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m30  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m39  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m40  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m49  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m50  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m59  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m73  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m79  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m88  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m90