|Name Hiroyasu Shimizu|
Role Speed Skater
|Height 1.62 m|
|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
Jeremy wotherspoon vs hiroyasu shimizu wc distances 2003
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.
- Jeremy wotherspoon vs hiroyasu shimizu wc distances 2003
- Hiroyasu shimizu tegen casey fitzrandolph in warsaw polen 500 m 2nd run
- World records
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.
He married Japanese fashion model Reiko Takagaki (高垣麗子).
Hiroyasu shimizu tegen casey fitzrandolph in warsaw polen 500 m 2nd run
ReferencesHiroyasu Shimizu Wikipedia
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