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Moemi Kikuchi


SportShort Track
Born06 Apr 1992
Higher educationSociology - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.281 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:28.232 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:25.713 11 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer older sister Ayaka competed in speed skating at international level, and won gold in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Her other sisters Yuki and Sumire have represented Japan in short track, and were part of the team that placed sixth in the 3000m relay at the 2018 Games. Her sister Ayaka's husband Keiichiro Nagashima has represented Japan in speed skating, and won silver in the 500m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Nagashima has also served as head coach of the Japanese national short track team. (, 11 Sep 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021; JOC, 01 Feb 2014;, 08 Jan 2014;, 15 Sep 2015;, 23 Oct 2020)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
HobbiesMaking healthy desserts, reading fashion magazines. (, 04 Nov 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe and her older sister were encouraged to try skating by their mother.  
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General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she was given a Sports Honorary Award by the governor of Nagano Prefecture in Japan. (, 28 Mar 2014)

She received the Best New Athlete Award at the 2011 ABN Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (, 06 Jul 2017;, 31 May 2014)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in the second grade of primary school in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.  
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General Interest
InjuriesShe has suffered a broken nose during her career. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
She has taken a course in sports science research studies at the Graduate School of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto"I can do it." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKH Neochem: Japan  
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General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementRepresenting Japan at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay11  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m18  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m24  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m24  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m28  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall36  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m10  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m12  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m17  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m19  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m19  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m19  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m20  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m20  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m21  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m21  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m21  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m22  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m23  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m28  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m29  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m30  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m30  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m31  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m31  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m31  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m39  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m39  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m43  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m52  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m55  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m70  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m75  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m84  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m100