6 September 1961 |
Tsumagoi, Gunma, Japan
Akira Kuroiwa (黒岩 彰 Kuroiwa Akira?, born 6 September 1961 in Tsumagoi, Gunma) is a former speed skater from Japan, who represented his native country at two consecutive Winter Olympics, starting in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1988, he won the bronze medal in the men's 500 metres, after having captured two world titles at the Sprints Championships (1983 and 1987). At the 1984 Winter Olympics, Kuroiwa placed 10th in the men's 500 m.
Kuroiwa was a coach for the Japanese team during the 1998 Winter Olympics.
- Akira Kuroiwa at databaseOlympics.com
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