Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#12 Cycling Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
#9 Cycling Points Race
Lillehammer 1994
Games Results Sport Event
Lillehammer 1994
#21 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#9 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#6 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#8 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
Albertville 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Albertville 1992
#12 Speed Skating 500 metres
#5 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#3
Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#12 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#9 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
#11 Cycling Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
Calgary 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Calgary 1988
#5 Speed Skating 500 metres
#5 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#6 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#=7 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#6 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
Seoul 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
#2 h2 r2/5 Cycling Sprint
Sarajevo 1984
Games Results Sport Event
Sarajevo 1984
#=11 Speed Skating 500 metres
#12 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#15 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#19 Speed Skating 3,000 metres

Seiko HASHIMOTO

Japan
Track Cycling
Height
156 cm / 5'1''
Weight
58 kg / 127 pounds
Birth date
5 Oct 1964 Hayakita, Japan
Gender
Female

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

7 Olympic Games

Seiko HASHIMOTO biography

Within twelve years, Seiko Hashimoto took part in seven Olympics, competing in both speed skating and track cycling. She appeared destined to compete in the Olympics: born just before the Tokyo Games, her father named her after the Olympic flame (seika). As a skater, Hashimoto could medal in both all-around and sprint competitions: she won a bronze in the 1989 World Sprint Championships, and medalled in both the 1990 and 1991 World All-Around Championships. She completed her medal collection by winning bronze at the 1992 Albertville Games (1500 m). In the summer months, Seiko Hashimoto switched from skating to cycling. Although her results in that sport were less remarkable, she still competed in three Olympics. At the time of her last Olympic appearance, Hashimoto had already embarked on a new career, having been elected to the House of Councillors of the Japanese parliament in 1995. In 2008, she was made vice-minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of prime minister Taro Aso, himself a former Olympian. Seiko Hashimoto also became head of the Japanese Skating Federation in 2006.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.74 (1988); 1000 – 1:19.75 (1988); 1500 – 2:03.80 (1990); 3000 – 4:21.07 (1994); 5000 – 7:29.79 (1994).

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