Maki Tabata

Maki Tabata (田畑 真紀, Tabata Maki, born 9 November 1974 in Mukawa, Hokkaido, Japan) is a speed skater and cycle racer.

Maki Tabata
Maki Tabata (2006).jpg
Personal information
Born (1974-11-09) 9 November 1974 (age 45)
Mukawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Team information
DisciplineSpeed skating
Track cycling

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.[1]

World recordsEdit

Over the course of her career, Tabata skated one world record:

Distance Result Date Location
Mini combination 162.731 16 August 1998 Calgary

Personal recordsEdit

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.

Distance Result Date Location WR
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


  1. ^ "2012 Track Cycling World Championships: Entries list". Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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