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Tsutomu Kawasaki

Full name: Tsutomu Kawasaki
Original name: 川崎 努
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: June 13, 1969 in [unknown], Ibaraki, Japan
Affiliations: Teisan Auto, (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tsutomu Kawasaki had an unremarkable Olympic début, competing in all short-track events at the 1988 Winter Games, when the sport first appeared as a demonstration competition. Four years later, Kawasaki carried the Japanese flag during the Opening Ceremony as short-track had become a full medal sport. Along with his relay teammates, Kawasaki managed to bring home a bronze medal, fending off the New Zealanders in the final as Canada and South Korea proved out of reach. In the same year, the Japanese would also claim the relay event at the World Championships, with Kawasaki on the team. Individually, Kawasaki had earlier won the 1,000 m world title at the 1990 edition in Amsterdam. After his skating career, Kawasaki has remained involved with the Olympics as a board member of the Japan Olympians Association.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 16
1992 Winter 22 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 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 16 4 1:35.66
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 1 1:35.66
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan Round One Heat Two 2 Q 3 1:38.75

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Standings 3
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Final Round A Final 3
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Semi-Finals Heat Two 1
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Japan JPN Round One Heat Three 2