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Yuichi Akasaka

Full name: Yuichi Akasaka
Original name: 赤坂 雄一
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 29, 1967 in [unknown], Ibaraki, Japan
Affiliations: Teisan Auto, (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Yuichi Akasaka was a long time member of the Japanese relay squad. Between 1983 and 1994, he won five World Championship medals with them, as well as an Olympic bronze. In 1985, 1992 and 1994, the Japanese relayers captured the gold medal at the World Championships, adding bronze in 1983 and 1986. Akasaka competed in the demonstration short-track events at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, but without notable performances. In 1992 and 1994, he only skated the relay events, placing 3rd (1992) and 5th (1994). His best individual result came in 1990, when he finished second in the World Championships behind Lee Jun-Ho. Akasaka later worked as a television commentator.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Japan JPN 5

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Standings 3
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round A Final 3
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Semi-Finals Heat Two 1
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Round One Heat Three 2
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Standings 5
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round B Final 1
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Semi-Finals Heat Two 3
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