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Junichi Inoue

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJunichi•Inoue
Used nameJunichi•Inoue
Original name井上•純一
Born26 December 1971 in Arakawa, Saitama (JPN)
Measurements181 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsNihon University/ Seibu Railway Company
NOC Japan

Biography

A virtual nobody, Junichi Inoue burst onto the international speed skating scene in 1992, winning the 500 m bronze in Albertville. He confirmed his status in 1994, placing third in the World Sprint Championships. While better known as a 500 m racer, two of Inoue’s World Cup wins came in the 1000 m, both in Innsbruck 1996. Still one of Japan’s top sprinters, Inoue was disappointed to miss the Nagano Games. He retired after the 2000 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.13 (2000); 1000 – 1:09.79 (1999); 1500 – 1:50.44 (1999); 5000 – 8:43.76 (1989).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) JPN Junichi Inoue
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) JPN Junichi Inoue
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8

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