Naoki Kotake

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Naoki Kotake (小竹直喜, born 2 May 1970) is a former Japanese long track speed skater. He represented Japan at international competitions as a senior between 1988 and 1994.[1]

He participated at the 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1994 World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Men. His best result was the 10th place in 1992.[2] He won the 500m bronze distance medal at the 1994 championships.[3] At the 1990 Asian Games he participated at 3 distances (1500m, 5000m and 10000m) but didn't win a medal; he finished 4th at the 5000m and 10000m.[4][5] At the 1994 Asian Single Distances Speed Skating Championships he won the bronze medal in the 1500m and the bronze medal at the 5000m.

As a junior he won one silver and 3 bronze allround medals at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships between 1987 and 1989. At the 1988 World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Seoul he rode a track record at the 500m in 39,76 seconds.

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  1. "Snelschaatsen - Naoki Kotake (Japan)". www.sportuitslagen.org. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  2. "Naoki Kotake - SchaatsStatistieken.nl". www.schaatsstatistieken.nl. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  3. "SS - Person Bio". www.isu.html.infostradasports.com. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  4. Hagen (https://www.speedskatingnews.info), L. "Result: Asian Winter Games 1990 | JPN | 10.000 meter | 13.03.1990 | Day 4 | Men | Competition Data". SpeedSkatingNews. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  5. Hagen (https://www.speedskatingnews.info), L. "Result: Asian Winter Games 1990 | JPN | 5000 meter | 10.03.1990 | Competition Data". SpeedSkatingNews. Retrieved 2022-03-08.