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180 cm / 80 kg 5'11'' / 176 pounds
Male

Manabu Horii appeared as a new sprint talent in 1993. Initially a 500 m skater, he took a bronze at the Lillehammer Olympics in that event. His 1000 m developed and allowed him to win a bronze at the 1996 World Sprint Championships. A week later, he bettered the World Record in the 1000 m and the sprint combination. He was expected to win the sprint title in 1997, but fell in his first race. Horii did win the remaining three distances, and later gained revenge by winning the 500 m gold at the World Single Distance Championships. But after...

Manabu in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    • 14
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 22
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
  • Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    • 13
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • =17
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
  • Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      500 metres

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