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Tomomi Okazaki

Full name: Tomomi Okazaki (Yasutake-)
Original name: 岡崎 (安武-) 朋美
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: September 7, 1971 in Kiyosato, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Fujikyu
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In Japan, Tomomi Okazaki became known for her bright smile after winning a bronze medal in the 500 m at the Nagano Winter Olympics (1998). This performance also ranks as her top achievement, although Okazaki also won three bronze medals in the 500 m at the World Single Distance Championships (1996, 1998 and 1999). She was close to a second Olympic medal in Torino, falling just outside the podium after a third place in the first of two runs. A relatively mediocre 1000 m racer, Okazaki has never placed higher than sixth (1999) at the World Sprint Championships, but she's done well in the 500 m, placing second in the 500 m World Cup twice, and winning 11 World Cup races over that distance. She competed at her fifth Olympics in Vancouver and beared the Japanese flag at the Opening Ceremony as the first Japanese women to take part in five consecutive Olympics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.73 (2005); 1000 – 1:15.19 (2005); 1500 – 2:00.25 (2006); 3000 – 4:37.10 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 14
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 3 Bronze OR
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 7
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 6 OR
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 4
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 16
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Japan JPN 16
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Japan JPN 34

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 14 40.55 10.93
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 3 OR 77.10
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Race 1 3 38.55 10.51
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Race 2 3 38.55 10.43
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 6 OR 75.64
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Race 1 7 OR 37.77 10.38
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Japan Race 2 6T 37.87 10.52
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 4 76.92
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Japan Race 1 3 38.46 10.48
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Japan Race 2 4 38.46 10.41
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 16 78.031
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan Race 1 17 38.971 10.49
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan Race 2 20 39.060 10.57

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 7 1:18.27 17.84 46.83
2006 Winter 34 Torino Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 16 1:17.63 17.74 46.22
2010 Winter 38 Vancouver Speed Skating Japan Final Standings 34 1:19.41 18.00 46.94
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