Takahiro Fujimoto (speed skater)

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Takahiro Fujimoto
Personal information
Born (1985-03-13) March 13, 1985 (age 30)
Nishigoshi,  Japan
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg)
Sport
Country  Japan
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
World finals 1
Highest world ranking 30 (1500m)

Takahiro Fujimoto (藤本 貴大 Fujimoto Takahiro?, born (1985-03-13)March 13, 1985 in Nishigoshi) is a Japanese short-track speed-skater.

Fujimoto competed at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Japan. In 2006, he was a member of the 5000 metre relay team, which was disqualified in the semifinal. In 2010, in both the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed fourth in his heat, failing to advance. In the 1500 metres, he placed 3rd in his opening heat, advancing to the semifinals, where he finished 6th, again failing to advance. His best overall finish was in the 1500, where he placed 17th.[1]

As of 2013, Fujimoto's best performance at the World Championships came in 2009, when he won a bronze medal as a member of the Japanese 5000 metre relay team. His best individual finish is 11th, in the 2009 1000 metres[2]

As of 2013, Fujimoto has two podium finishes on the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup. His best finish is a silver, in the 500 metres at Jeonju in 2006–07. His top World Cup ranking is 13th, in the 1000 metres in 2008–09.[2]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

Date Season Location Rank Event
29 October 2006 2006–07 Jeonju 2nd 500m
25 November 2007 2007–08 Heerenveen 3rd 5000m Relay

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