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Daichi Yamanaka

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN10105199001
NOCJapan
Born01 May 1990 in  Nagano
GenderMen
FamilyWife Mai
ResidenceNagano, JPN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationElectronic Engineering - Nagano National College of Technology: Japan
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.28 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.76 21 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:45.94 18 Mar 2012 Calgary  
    5000m 6:59.84 25 Oct 2008 Nagano  
    10000m 15:55.65 07 Feb 2007 Matsubara  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/daichi.yamanaka.3  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJohan de Wit [national], NED; Dennis van der Gun [national], NED; Masahiro Yuki [personal], JPN, from 2006  
Reason for choosing this sportA friend joined a skating club and encouraged him to join.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 1999 at age nine in Nagano, Japan.  
Club / TeamDensan: Nagano, JPN  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesOutdoor activities, spending time in hot springs. (ndensan.co.jp, 19 Mar 2018; skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Sep 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe received the Olympic Award at the 2018 ABN Sports Awards Ceremony in Japan. (abn-tv.co.jp, 07 May 2018)

In 2017 he was given the Best Skater Award by the Nagano Skate Association in Japan. (skating-nsa.jp, 20 May 2018)

He was named the Best New Athlete at the 2008 ABN Sports Awards Ceremony. (abn-tv.co.jp, 31 May 2014)
 
InjuriesHe has sustained an injury to his left wrist and a fracture to his rib during his career. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Masahiro Yuki. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Hiroyasu Shimizu. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m24  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall41  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m46  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m50  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m51