Seiko HASHIMOTO

Japan JPN

Track Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1964
Olympic Results

Biography

Seiko HASHIMOTO

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).

In February 2021 she was named President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

#12
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Cycling
#9
Points Race
Points Race Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#21
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#9
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#6
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#8
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#12
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#5
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#12
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#9
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

#11
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#5
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#5
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#=7
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Seoul 1988

#2 h2 r2/5
Sprint
Sprint Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

#=11
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#12
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#15
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#19
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating