Ayaka Kikuchi

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Ayaka Kikuchi
Women's 1500m, 2014 Winter Olympics, Jorien ter Mors & Ayaka Kikuchi.JPG
Kikuchi (right) at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Born (1987-06-28) 28 June 1987 (age 29)
Japan
Sport
Country Japan
Sport Speed skating

Ayaka Kikuchi (菊池 彩花, Kikuchi Ayaka, born 28 June 1987) is a Japanese speed skater.

Biography[edit]

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 the 2014 Winter Olympics Kikuchi participated in the 1500 meters, finishing 31st, and was part of the women's team pursuit, who finished fourth.

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.

Personal records[edit]

Distance Result Date Location
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

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