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Hiroyasu Shimizu

Height: 1.63m
Weight: 65kg
Birthdate:
February 27, 1974

Hometown:
Obihiro City, Japan
Residence:
Japan


  • Currently ranked 10th in 500m World Cup standings.
  • Got off to slow start as he recovers from back injury, but has one bronze medal in 500m this season.
  • Finished ninth overall at 2002 world sprint championships

  • Finished second at world sprint championships and won gold in 500m at world single distance championships in 2001.
  • Finished first in 500m in 2000-01 World Cup standings, winning seven of 10 races.
  • Set 500m world record at Calgary Olympic Oval in 2001.
  • Has 14 world championship medals since 1996, including five gold (all in 500m).
  • Has finished second at world championships three times, third three times and fourth three times, but has never won.
  • Finished first in 500m in World Cup standings three times (1994-94, 1996-97, 1999-2000).
  • Won gold medal in 500m in world-record time and bronze in 1,000m at 1998 Nagano Olympics.
  • Has battled severe asthma since childhood.
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    COUNTRY G S B
    1 GER 12 16 7
    2 NOR 11 7 6
    3 USA 10 13 11
    4 RUS 6 6 4
    5 CAN 6 3 8
    6 FRA 4 5 2
    7 ITA 4 4 4
    8 FIN 4 4 4
    9 NED 3 5 0
    10 SUI 3 2 6


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