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Shuta Matsuzu

Japan

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTJPN10212199901
NOCJapan
Born02 Dec 1999 in Tokyo 
GenderMen
ResidenceOsaka, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationInformation Management - Hannan University: Matsubara, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.153 08 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1000m 1:25.983 10 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1500m 2:24.398 02 Mar 2018 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSirius EHC: Matsubara, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesListening to hip hop music. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKenichi Sugio, JPN  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/skating_shuta  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe suffered injuries to his ankle and knee at age 16. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)

He has missed one month during his career due to a knee ligament injury. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 3000m relay at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis mother was a skating coach and there was an ice rink near his house.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Kazuki Yoshinaga, Canadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018, 13 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three in 2003 in Hokkaido, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe listens to the song 'Lose Yourself' by Eninem before races. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
NicknamesMajin Devil [reference to a character from a Japanese manga of the same name]. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Impossible is impossible." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m11  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall35  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m55  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m25  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m27  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m63