Athlete Profile - Takuro ODA

Takuro ODA
Birth Date:  13 Jul 1992
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  178
Weight (Kg):  75

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 1,000m 5
Men's 1,500m 5

Takuro ODA - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:00
Men's 1,500m
Fri, 23 Feb 19:00
Men's 1,000m

Biographical Information

Highlights World Single Distances Championships
2017Gangneung, KOR14th (1:09.63)16th (1:47.15)
2016Kolomna, RUS-9th (1:47.68)

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
Year1,000m1,500mTeam Pursuit
2017/20181 x 11th2 x 8th-
2016/20171 x 3rd1 x 8th-
2015/2016-1 x 12th1 x 5th
2014/2015--1 x 9th

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
82017/20181,500mSalt Lake City, UT, USA1:43.41
82017/20181,500mStavanger, NOR1:46.28
92017/20181,500mCalgary, AB, CAN1:43.38
112017/20181,000mCalgary, AB, CAN1:07.83
122017/20181,500mHeerenveen, NED1:47.01
132017/20181,000mStavanger, NOR1:09.93
152017/20181,000mSalt Lake City, UT, USA1:08.10
162017/20181,000mHeerenveen, NED1:09.74

Asian Winter Games
2017Obihiro, JPN1st (1:09.33)2nd (1:46.76)

MS - Mass Start, TSP - Team Sprint, MC - Mini Combination, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Nickname Pistachio [because of his love for pistachio nuts]. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Education Sports Science - Waseda University, Tokyo, JPN
Languages spoken Japanese
Coach Johan de Wit [national], NED (, 02 Oct 2017; Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Injuries He sustained injuries to his knee during the 2013/14 season. (, 17 Feb 2015)

He suffered from lumbar spondylolysis in August 2013. The condition can lead to reduced mobility. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 05 Dec 2015)
Start He took up the sport at age seven in Hokkaido, Japan. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Reason His older sister skated and he followed her into the sport. He loves the opportunity to travel that the sport provides, especially to the United States of America and Canada. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 05 Dec 2015)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 08 Oct 2017;, 30 Mar 2017)
Hero US speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Rituals He puts on his left skate first. (, 21 Oct 2012)
Philosophy "Do everything in moderation." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Awards In 2017 he received the Mito City Achievement Award in Japan. (, 30 Mar 2017)

In February 2015 he received the Sports Glory Award in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. (, 23 Feb 2015)

In April 2014 he received the Sports Honorary Award in Urakawa, Japan. (, 05 Jun 2014)

He was presented with a Prize for Encouragement at the 2009 Sports Achievement Awards Ceremony in Urakawa, Japan. (, 10 Mar 2010)
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