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Toshinobu Kawai

Full name: Toshinobu Kawai
Original name: 河合 季信
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: December 19, 1967 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Affiliations: Shibakousan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Toshinobu Kawai is a two-time overall World Champion in short-track, claiming the 1985 and 1987 title. He shared the latter with Michel Daignault of Canada. In addition, Kawai captured distance titles in the 1,000 m (1985, 1987) and 3,000 m (1986). With the Japanese relay squad, he furthermore won gold in 1985 and 1992, adding bronzes in 1983 and 1986. His Olympic career started in Calgary 1988, with short track still a demonstration sport. Four years later, Kawai and the Japanese relay team reached the final, eventually earning a bronze medal. It was the end of Kawai's career, who now works at his alma mater, Tsukuba University.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 23
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 23 2 1:42.28
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan Round One Heat Three 3 2 1:42.28

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
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