Athlete Profile - Hitomi SAITO

Hitomi SAITO
Birth Date:  09 Jul 1990
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  152
Weight (Kg):  48

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Ladies' 1,000m  
Ladies' 3,000m Relay  

Hitomi SAITO - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Sat, 10 Feb 20:58EST
Ladies' 3,000m Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 19:21EST
Ladies' 1,000m Heat 8
Tue, 20 Feb 20:23
Ladies' 3,000m Relay Final B

Legend

EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information

Highlights World Championships
YearLocation500m1,000m1,500mRelayOverall
2017Rotterdam, NED351919323
2016Seoul, KOR221612716
2015Moscow, RUS---4-
2014Montreal, QC, CAN312624828

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
Year500m1,000m1,500m
2017/2018442232
2016/2017-2912
2015/2016683718
2014/2015364318

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
Year500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2017/20181 x 26th1 x 8th1 x 17th1 x 4th
2016/2017-1 x 7th1 x 4th1 x 4th
2015/20161 x 23rd1 x 9th1 x 6th1 x 3rd
2014/20151 x 14th1 x 11th1 x 5th1 x 5th

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocation
42017/20183,000m RelayBudapest, HUN
62017/20183,000m RelayShanghai, CHN
72017/20183,000m RelaySeoul, KOR
82017/20181,000mSeoul, KOR
122017/20183,000m RelayDordrecht, NED
172017/20181,500mDordrecht, NED
232017/20181,000mBudapest, HUN
262017/2018500mSeoul, KOR
462017/20181,500mShanghai, CHN

Asian Winter Games
YearLocation1,000m1,500mRelay
2017Sapporo, JPN1594


Legend
DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty
Hobbies Scuba diving. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 05 Jul 2017)
Occupation Athlete
Education Human Biology - Kanagawa University, Yokohama, JPN
Languages spoken Japanese
Coach Jeon Jae-Mok, KOR; Jonathan Guilmette [national], CAN (asahi.com, 15 Sep 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives Her younger brother Kei has represented Japan in short track, making his World Cup debut during the 2014/15 season. Her other brother Yu has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2014; skatingjapan.or.jp, 01 Dec 2014; 47news.jp, 01 Feb 2012)
Injuries She injured her ankle in 2008. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)

She fractured her back in year seven of middle school. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Start She took up the sport as a year four student in Kanagawa, Japan. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017, 11 Feb 2016)
Reason Her younger brother was a skater and she followed him into the sport, as there was a skating rink near her house. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017, 02 Feb 2017, 11 Feb 2016)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 05 Jul 2017; spa-hoshina.jp, 04 Apr 2015)
Hero US short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 02 Feb 2017)
Influence Coaches Jeon Jae-Mok, US short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017, 02 Feb 2017)
Awards In 2013 she received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (kanagawa-u.ac.jp, 16 Jan 2013)
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Legend

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: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
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