Kikuchi (right) at the 2014 Winter Olympics
|Born||28 June 1987|
Ayaka Kikuchi (菊池 彩花 Kikuchi Ayaka, born 28 June 1987) is a Japanese speed skater.
Kikuchi won bronze at the 2011 Asian Speed Skating Championships and silver at the 2012 Asian Speed Skating Championships. With these results she qualified for the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in both 2011 (finished 22nd) and 2012 (finished 19th).
In 2015 Ayaka Kikuchi became a world champion, when in the 2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships she won the gold medal in the team pursuit where she participated together with the sisters Miho and Nana Takagi.
|500 m||39.80||7 January 2012||Alau Ice Palace, Astana|
|1000 m||1:19.10||27 December 2011||Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval, Obihiro|
|1500 m||1:54.12||21 November 2015||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|3000 m||4:11.86||12 February 2011||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|5000 m||7:13.69||18 February 2011||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (2018)
- Fielding, Gus (February 22, 2018), "Miho Takagi overjoyed after claiming coveted gold medal in team pursuit", The Japan Times
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