Hiroyasu Shimizu

Hiroyasu Shimizu (清水 宏保, Shimizu Hiroyasu, born 27 February 1974) is a Japanese speed skater. He has an Olympic gold medal from 1998 in the 500 m, and held the 500 m record (34.32).[citation needed]

Hiroyasu Shimizu
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Personal information
Born27 February 1974 (1974-02-27) (age 48)
Obihiro, Hokkaidō, Japan
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Sport
Country Japan
SportSpeed skating
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano 1000 m
World Single Distance Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hamar 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 Calgary 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Heerenveen 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2000 Nagano 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 Salt Lake City 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Heerenveen 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Berlin 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Inzell 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Warszawa 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Calgary 1000 m
World Sprint Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Milwaukee Sprint
Silver medal – second place 1996 Heerenveen Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2001 Inzell Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Ikaho Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Calgary Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Seoul Sprint
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Aomori 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Aomori 1000 m

He married Japanese fashion model Reiko Takagaki.[citation needed]

World recordsEdit

Event Time Date Venue
500 m 35.39 2 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary
500 m 35.36 28 March 1998 Olympic Oval, Calgary
500 m 34.82 28 March 1998 Olympic Oval, Calgary
2x500 m 68.960 10 March 2001 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
500 m 34.32 10 March 2001 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hiroyasu Shimizu". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by Oscar Mathisen Award
2001
Succeeded by