Athlete Profile - Kei SAITO

Kei SAITO
Birth Date:  20 Feb 1996
Age:  22
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  161
Weight (Kg):  55

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 5,000m Relay  

Kei SAITO - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:40EST
Men's 5,000m Relay Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 20:52
Men's 5,000m Relay Final B

Legend

EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information

Highlights

Winter Youth Olympic Games

YearLocation500m1,000mRelay X
2012 Innsbruck, AUT 5 4 7


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

Year500m1,000m1,500m
2017/2018 60 - -
2016/2017 85 - -
2015/2016 115 - 96
2014/2015 44 59 99


World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015

Year500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2017/2018 1 x 34th - - 1 x 6th
2016/2017 1 x 26th - - -
2015/2016 1 x 39th - 1 x 28th -
2014/2015 1 x 11th 1 x 17th 1 x 30th 1 x 5th


World Cup - Ten best performances in current season

RankYearEventLocation
6 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Seoul, KOR
34 2017/2018 500m Dordrecht, NED


World Junior Championships

YearLocationRelayOverall
2015 Osaka, JPN 5 -
2014 Erzurum, TUR 3 12



Legend
DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty

Hobbies Fishing. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 03 Aug 2015)
Occupation Student
Education Human Biology - Kanagawa University, Yokohama, JPN
Languages spoken Japanese
Coach Jonathan Guilmette [national], CAN (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives His sister Hitomi has competed in short track and was part of the Japan team that finished eighth in the 3000m relay at the 2014 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. His brother Yu has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; sanspo.com, 12 Oct 2014; 47news.jp, 01 Feb 2012)
Start He joined the Sagamihara Skating Club in Japan at about age seven. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016; townnews.co.jp, 01 Mar 2012)
Reason He was encouraged to take up the sport by his siblings. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)
Memorable Achievement Winning a bronze medal in the 3000m relay at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Warsaw, Poland. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)
Hero Canadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Influence Coach Saburo Imai. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Philosophy "Continuity becomes power." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Awards In 2013 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2013)
Social Media

Legend

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: Bronze Medal Event
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