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office worker , speed skater

Hiroyasu Shimizu, Japanese Speed skater, office worker. Recipient Gold medal 500 meter speed skating Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan, 1998, Bronze medal 1000 meters, 1998.


Shimizu, Hiroyasu was born on February 27, 1974 in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan.


Student, Nihon University.


He currently holds the world record for the 100 m speed skating event in 9.43 seconds. He formerly held the 500 m record (3432) but was later beaten by fellow Japanese skater Joji Kato. 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.

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com.


  • He has an Olympic gold medal from 1998 in the 500 m and his win made him a hero in his home country.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, cars.