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Keita Watanabe


SportShort Track
Born25 Mar 1992 in Kawagoe 
ResidenceOsaka, JPN
OccupationAthlete, University Staff
Higher educationTourism - Hannan University: Osaka, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.995 16 Nov 2017 Seoul  
    1000m 1:24.078 13 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1500m 2:10.058 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHannan University: Osaka, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportHis older sister encouraged him to take up the sport.  
Name of coachKenichi Sugio [club], JPN; Jonathan Guilmette [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating when he was in the second year of primary school in Kawagoe, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesBasketball. (, 12 Oct 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kenichi Sugio, Japanese skater Takafumi Nishitani. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017, 11 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolJapanese short track skater Takafumi Nishitani. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016, 09 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Ameba profile, 11 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2016 he was given an Excellence Award by the Japan Skating Federation. (, 27 Apr 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m13  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m16  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m8  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m17  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m17  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m18  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m19  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m25  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m27  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m44  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m47  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m55  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m60  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m63  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m68  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m86  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m95