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Maki Tabata

Full name: Maki Tabata
Original name: 田畑 真紀
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: November 9, 1974 in Mukawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Fujikyu/Daichi
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The "successor" to Seiko Hashimoto, Maki Tabata was a member of the Japanese national team for almost two decades. Although she belonged to the world's best, she never won any major tournaments. Still her collection of prizes is impressive. She won a bronze at the 1993 World Junior Championships, and equalled that performance with the seniors in 2000. At the World Single Distance Championships, she won six medals, two silvers (1,500 m in 2001 and 2003) and four bronze (3,000 m in 2000, 5,000 m in 2001 and team pursuit in 2005 and 2009). With the Japanese team pursuit team, she also earned a surprise silver medal in the 2010 Olympics, finishing second behind Germany in a dramatic finish. She won the Asian World Championship Qualifier (the unofficial Asian Championships) a record six times, while finishing on the podium four more times. In World Cup competition, she won one race (a team pursuit), but collected numerous second and third places. In 2003, she also took home two titles from the Asian Games. Maki Tabata, who missed the home Olympics in Nagano in 1998 due to a broken ankle, attempted to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics in track cycling, but failed to qualify. She did win the 2012 Asian title in the individual pursuit.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.18 (2001); 1000 – 1:16.00 (2002); 1500 – 1:54.56 (2006); 3000 – 4:01.01 (2002); 5000 – 7:00.09 (2006).

Results

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Final Standings AC DQ [1:15.76] [18.66] [46.59]
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 17T 1:17.64 18.72 47.29

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 16 2:06.79 27.23 58.75 1:31.79
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 9 1:56.35 25.76 54.57 1:24.62
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 15 2:00.77 26.01 55.37 1:26.91
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 19 2:00.12 26.11 55.31 1:26.64
2014 Winter 39 Sochi Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 25 2:00.64 26.20 55.47 1:26.88

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 4:03.63 19.33 49.00 1:19.51 1:50.98 2:23.29 2:56.00 3:29.25
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 14 4:12.38 19.94 51.32 1:23.31 1:55.91 2:29.12 3:02.96 3:37.40

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 8 7:06.32 19.92 51.14 1:23.41 1:56.35 2:28.90 3:02.35 3:35.78 4:09.56 4:43.74 5:18.27 5:53.50 6:29.44
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 13 7:18.05 20.78 53.75 1:26.81 2:00.73 2:35.03 3:09.38 3:44.09 4:19.30 4:54.76 5:30.24 6:06.11 6:41.85

Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round Final B 2
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan JPN Semi-Finals Heat 1 2
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Heat 2 1
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Japan JPN Qualifying Round 7
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round Final A 2
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan JPN Semi-Finals Heat 1 1
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Heat 1 1
2014 Winter 39 Sochi Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round Final B 2
2014 Winter 39 Sochi Speed Skating Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Heat 3 1