Hiroyasu Shimizu (śłÖśįīŚģŹšŅĚ in
Japanese, born February 27, 1974 in Obihiro, HokkaidŇć, Japan) is a
Japanese speed skater.
He has an Olympic Gold medal
from 1998. He currently holds the world record for the 100m speed
skating event in 9.43 seconds. He formerly held the 500m record
(34.32) but was later beaten by fellow Japanese skater Joji Kato