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Toshiyuki Kuroiwa

Full name: Toshiyuki Kuroiwa
Original name: 黒岩 敏幸
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: February 27, 1969 in Tsumagoi, Gunma, Japan
Affiliations: Misawa Homes Co.
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Though hailing from the same town as the two-time World Sprint Champion, Toshiyuki Kuroiwa is not related to his namesake Akira Kuroiwa. He had his breakthrough season in 1991, winning a bronze in the World Sprints, three World Cup races and two titles at the Winter Universiade. A consistent top performer in 1992, he won a silver medal in the Olympic 500 m, while repeating his third place in the World Sprint Championships. In addition, Kuroiwa finished second in both the 500 and 1000 m World Cups that season. After these top years, Kuroiwa fell out of the top sprint ranks, and was surpassed by other Japanese sprinters. An ankle injury marred his appearance in the 1994 Olympics. His career had a slight revival in 1997/1998, as the first Japanese to try out the clap skates, and qualifying for the Olympics in Nagano. Following his retirement in 2002, he became a speed skating coach.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.42 (2002); 1000 – 1:10.16 (2001); 1500 – 1:53.34 (1998); 5000 – 7:57.89 (1987); 10000 – 16:11.32 (1986).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Japan JPN 2 Silver
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 9
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 11
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Japan JPN 16T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 2 37.18 10.03
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 16T 72.97
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Race 1 12T 36.37 10.01
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Race 2 24 36.60 10.14

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 9 1:15.56 17.47 44.90
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 11 1:13.95 17.07 43.79