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Sumire Kikuchi


SportShort Track
Born15 Jan 1996
OccupationAthlete, Office Worker
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.829 05 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1000m 1:28.348 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:18.769 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamFuji Kyuko: Japan  
Reason for choosing this sportHer older sister encouraged her to try the sport.  
Name of coachKeiichiro Nagashima [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Japan.  
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 older sisters Yuki and Moemi have both represented Japan in short track. Yuki competed at the 2018 Games, and Moemi won bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 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;, 28 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2018; Pyeongchang Entries, 2018;, 02 Sep 2017, 23 Oct 2020;, 04 Oct 2020)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she received the Nagano Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (, 26 Mar 2014)

She was a flag bearer for Japan at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (, 23 May 2012)

She received the Best New Athlete Award at the 2011 ABN Sports Grand Awards in Japan. (, 31 May 2014)
Other sportsShe has represented Japan in speed skating, and won bronze in the 1000m, 1500m and the mass start at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Feb 2016;, 06 Aug 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep growing, keep progressing." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesWatching animated films and television series. (, 04 Nov 2020;, 06 Aug 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in short track skating at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 25 Sep 2021;, 25 Sep 2021)  
She combined short track and speed skating at youth and junior international level, but began focusing on short track after finishing high school. In 2019 she took up speed skating again after joining the Fuji Kyuko club in Japan, which has both short track and speed skating teams. She considered competing in both sports at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing but ultimately decided to focus on short track ahead of the 2021/22 season. "It is not enough for me to compete in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games, but I want to contend against Japanese speed skaters Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi. When I think about where I am in speed skating, firstly I want to win a medal in short track skating." (, 18 Jan 2020;, 25 Sep 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m7  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay10  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m20  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall27  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall28  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m28  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m34  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m37  
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  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m11  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m18  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m20  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m21  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m25  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m26  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m27  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m37  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m39  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m39  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m45  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m66  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m68  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m71  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m71