Hirooki Arai

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Hirooki Arai
Hirooki Arai Médaillés du 50 km marche (36180448400) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-05-18) 18 May 1988 (age 31)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Country Japan
SportTrack and field

Hirooki Arai (荒井 広宙, Arai Hirooki, born 18 May 1988) is a male Japanese racewalker. He competed in the 50 kilometres walk event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China.[1]

He finished third in the 50-kilometre race walk event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but was subsequently disqualified for making contact with Evan Dunfee of Canada, who then moved up from fourth place to claim the bronze medal.[2] He had it given back to him after a few minutes when a Japanese appeal overturned the disqualification.

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  1. ^ "Men's 50 kilometres walk heats results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/rio2016/track-field/evan-dunfee-race-walk-olympics-rio-1.3727882

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