Tsutomu Kawasaki

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events) • Other
Full nameTsutomu•Kawasaki
Used nameTsutomu•Kawasaki
Original name川崎•努
Born13 June 1969 in ?, Ibaraki (JPN)
Measurements171 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsTeisan Auto, Minamimaki, Nagano (JPN)
NOC Japan
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) JPN Tsutomu Kawasaki
500 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 15
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 11
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 11
5,000 metres Relay, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Japan 5
3,000 m, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 16
1992 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) JPN Tsutomu Kawasaki
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
5,000 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Japan 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1992 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony JPN Tsutomu Kawasaki

Special Notes