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Yoshihiro Kitazawa

Full name: Yoshihiro Kitazawa
Original name: 北沢 欣浩
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: August 4, 1962 in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Hosei University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Yoshihiro Kitazawa had a fairly unremarkable career, except for one race at the 1984 Winter Olympics. Out of nowhere, he won Japan's first ever Olympic speed skating medal, placing second in the 500 m. Earlier in the year, Kitazawa had qualified for the Japanese team by placing third in the National Sprint Championships, his best result in that competition. His only other international appearance that season was unremarkable, finishing in 22nd in the World Sprint Championships, and his only other notable result was a fourth place in the 500 m at the 1986 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo. Kitazawa retired in 1988.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.3 (1985); 1000 – 1:17.95 (1984); 1500 – 2:06.69 (1982).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Japan JPN 2 Silver
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 31

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 2 38.30 10.12

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 31 1:19.95 17.58 46.74