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Ayano Sato

Speed Skating JPN

Ayano Sato

Ayano Sato
  • Birth date 12/10/1996
  • Birthplace Kushiro
  • Residence Takasaki
  • Height/Weight 5'1"/ 123 lbs

Biography

  • Residence
  • Takasaki, JPN
  • Club / Team
  • Takasaki University of Health and Welfare: Japan
  • Higher education
  • Education - Takasaki University of Health and Welfare: Japan
  • Hobbies
  • Shopping, painting her nails. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 18 Jul 2017)
  • Injuries
  • She fractured the big toe on her right foot after falling at the 2017 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (hokkaido-np.co.jp, 11 Dec 2017)

    She damaged her left calf muscle while she was in year eight of middle school. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • She was influenced by her older brother.
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her father. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (hochi.co.jp, 24 Feb 2017)
  • Awards and honours
  • In 2015 she received the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. (pref.hokkaido.lg.jp, 29 Mar 2016)
  • Name of coach
  • Johan de Wit [national], NED
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She took up the sport at age seven in Akkeshi, Japan.
  • Occupation
  • Student
  • Languages
  • Japanese
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Don't lose to myself." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
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