|Born||9 November 1974|
Mukawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Maki Tabata won bronze at the World Allround Championships in 2000 and one month later, she won another bronze, this time on the 3000 m at the World Single Distance Championships. The next year (2001), she won silver on the 1500 m and bronze on the 5000 m at the World Single Distance Championships. In 2003, she won another World Single Distance silver on the 1500 m.
In addition, Tabata has won numerous titles and medals at the Asian Championships that are used to qualify for the World Allround Championships, at the Asian Single Distance Championships, and at Japanese Championships (both in Allround and Single Distance). She also has a few World Cup victories, both in individual events and in the team pursuit.
As a track cyclist she competed in four events at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and won medals in four disciplines at the 2012 Asian Cycling Championships, including a gold medal in the individual pursuit.
Over the course of her career, Tabata skated one world record:
|Mini combination||162.731||16 August 1998||Calgary|
To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that Tabata skated her personal records.
|500 m||39.18||15 March 2001||Olympic Oval, Calgary||37.29|
|1000 m||1:16.00||8 December 2001||Olympic Oval, Calgary||1:14.06|
|1500 m||1:54.55||12 December 2009||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City||1:53.22|
|3000 m||4:01.01||27 January 2002||Olympic Oval, Calgary||3:59.26|
|5000 m||7:00.09||19 March 2006||Olympic Oval, Calgary||6:55.34|
- "2012 Track Cycling World Championships: Entries list". tissottiming.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- Maki Tabata at SkateResults.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-01-02)
- Profile at CyclingArchives.com
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