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Ayuko Ito


SportShort Track
Born29 Sep 1986 in Hamamatsu 
ResidenceToyota, JPN
OccupationOffice Worker
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.870 20 Mar 2010 Sofia  
    1000m 1:29.609 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:21.183 18 Oct 2008 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:17.417 10 Mar 2013 Debrecen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     2  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer father recommended the sport to her.  
Name of coachSatoru Terao [club], JPN; Tsutomu Kawasaki [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating as a student in her second year of primary school in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.  
Club / TeamToyota Motors: Japan  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe had back problems in 2016. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

In 2013 she dislocated a bone in her right elbow in a fall during training. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016;, 30 Oct 2013)

She dislocated her left shoulder one year after graduating high school. The injury meant she was unable to compete at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. (, 10 Feb 2010)
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerJapanese short track skater Yuka Kamino. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in the 3000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 18 Jan 2018)  
Other informationRETURN
She retired from competition after the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, but returned to the scene in the 2015/16 season. (, 26 Dec 2017;, 22 Jan 2016)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m4  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay5  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay7  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall8  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m10  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m13  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m14  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall15  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m16  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall18  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m18  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m19  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall20  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m22  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m25  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m25  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m7  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m8  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m13  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m13  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m15  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m18  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m19  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m19  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m21  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m21  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m22  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m23  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m23  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m23  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m23  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m24  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m25  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m27  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m28  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m30  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m30  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m31  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m39  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m41  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m47  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m47  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m48  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m64  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m68  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m71  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m73  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m85