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Junichi Inoue

Full name: Junichi Inoue
Original name: 井上 純一
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: December 26, 1971 in Arakawa, Saitama, Japan
Affiliations: Nihon University/ Seibu Railway Company
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A virtual nobody, Junichi Inoue burst onto the international speed skating scene in 1992, winning the 500 m bronze in Albertville. He confirmed his status in 1994, placing third in the World Sprint Championships. While better known as a 500 m racer, two of Inoue's World Cup wins came in the 1000 m, both in Innsbruck 1996. Still one of Japan's top sprinters, Inoue was disappointed to miss the Nagano Games. He retired after the 2000 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.13 (2000); 1000 – 1:09.79 (1999); 1500 – 1:50.44 (1999); 5000 – 8:43.76 (1989).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Japan JPN 6
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 8

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 3 37.26 10.05
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 36.63 9.90

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 8 1:13.75 16.89 43.89