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Seiko Hashimoto

Full name: Seiko Hashimoto (-Ishizaki)
Original name: 橋本 聖子
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" (156 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: October 5, 1964 in Hayakita, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Fujikyu / Komadai Toma
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating, Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Within twelve years, Seiko Hashimoto took part in seven Olympics, competing in both speed skating and track cycling. She appeared destined to compete in the Olympics: born just before the Tokyo Games, her father named her after the Olympic flame (seika). As a skater, Hashimoto could medal in both all-around and sprint competitions: she won a bronze in the 1989 World Sprint Championships, and medalled in both the 1990 and 1991 World All-Around Championships. She completed her medal collection by winning bronze at the 1992 Albertville Games (1500 m). In the summer months, Seiko Hashimoto switched from skating to cycling. Although her results in that sport were less remarkable, she still competed in three Olympics. At the time of her last Olympic appearance, Hashimoto had already embarked on a new career, having been elected to the House of Councillors of the Japanese parliament in 1995. In 2008, she was made vice-minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of prime minister Taro Aso, himself a former Olympian. Seiko Hashimoto also became head of the Japanese Skating Federation in 2006.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.74 (1988); 1000 – 1:19.75 (1988); 1500 – 2:03.80 (1990); 3000 – 4:21.07 (1994); 5000 – 7:29.79 (1994).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 11T
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 12
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Japan JPN 15
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Japan JPN 19
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 5
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Women's Sprint Japan JPN 2 h2 r2/5
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Japan JPN 6
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Japan JPN 7T
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Japan JPN 6
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 12
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 5
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Japan JPN 12
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Japan JPN 9
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Japan JPN 11
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 21
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Japan JPN 9
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Japan JPN 6
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Japan JPN 8
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Japan JPN 12
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Women's Points Race Japan JPN 9

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 11T 42.99 11.39
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 5 39.74 10.69
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 12 41.32 11.02

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 12 1:26.69 19.46 51.78
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 5 1:19.75 18.39 47.74
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 5 1:22.63 18.56 49.07
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 21 1:22.31 18.91 49.49

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 15 2:12.56 27.80 1:00.95 1:36.20
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 2:04.38 26.07 56.80 1:29.73
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 3 2:06.88 26.96 58.59 1:31.87
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 9 2:04.98 26.44 57.74 1:30.84

Women's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Japan Round One Repêchage Heat Two 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Japan Round One Heat Two 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Japan Qualifying Round 10 12.425

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 19 4:53.38 21.15 55.93 1:33.22 2:11.81 2:51.49 3:31.96 4:12.90
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 7T 4:23.29 19.86 52.98 1:27.49 2:02.30 2:37.37 3:12.56 3:47.95
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 12 4:32.12 20.84 55.52 1:30.96 2:07.10 2:43.37 3:19.90 3:56.32
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 4:21.07 20.33 52.96 1:26.72 2:01.00 2:35.68 3:10.71 3:45.98

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 7:34.43 20.19 53.95 1:28.79 2:04.26 2:40.18 3:16.51 3:53.11 4:29.60 5:06.54 5:43.60 6:20.47 6:57.72
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 9 7:47.65 20.95 55.96 1:32.18 2:08.87 2:46.06 3:23.69 4:01.45 4:39.37 5:17.33 5:55.23 6:33.21 7:10.98
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 8 7:29.79 20.48 54.01 1:28.79 2:03.96 2:39.43 3:15.24 3:51.33 4:27.66 5:04.25 5:40.53 6:16.96 6:53.66

Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Cycling Japan Qualifying Round 11 OR 3:51.674
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Cycling Japan Qualifying Round Heat Two 1 OR 3:51.674
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Japan Qualifying Round 12 3:52.745
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Japan Qualifying Round Heat Two 2 3:52.745

Women's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Japan Final Standings 9 same lap 7