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Name  Hiroyasu Shimizu
Role  Speed Skater
Height  1.62 m

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Spouse  Reiko Takagaki (m. 2010–2011)
Olympic medals  Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Men's 500m
Similar People  Reiko Takagaki, Jeremy Wotherspoon, Casey FitzRandolph, Kip Carpenter, Ids Postma

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Hiroyasu Shimizu (清水宏保 in Japanese, born 27 February 1974 in Obihiro, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese speed skater. He has an Olympic gold medal from 1998 in the 500 m and his win made him a hero in his home country. He currently holds the world record for the 100 m speed skating event in 9.43 seconds. He formerly held the 500 m record (34.32) but was later beaten by fellow Japanese skater Joji Kato.

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He is well known for his physical handicaps, with a height of only 162 cm, and he has an asthma, for which he was featured in a commercial for an asthma drug by GlaxoSmithKline.

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He married Japanese fashion model Reiko Takagaki (高垣麗子).

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World records

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Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com


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References

Hiroyasu Shimizu Wikipedia