Miyako Sumiyoshi

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Miyako Sumiyoshi
2013 WSDC Sochi - Miyako Sumiyoshi.JPG
Sumiyoshi in Sochi in 2013
Personal information
Born(1987-03-19)March 19, 1987
Kushiro, Japan
DiedJanuary 20, 2018(2018-01-20) (aged 30)
Nagano, Japan
SportSpeed skating

Miyako Sumiyoshi (住吉 都, Sumiyoshi Miyako, 19 March 1987 – 20 January 2018)[1] was a Japanese speed skater. She competed at the 2013 World Sprint Championships in Salt Lake City, where she placed thirteenth. She also placed thirteenth in the sprint combination at the 2014 World Sprint Championships in Nagano. She competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in the 500 metres (14th) and in the 1000 metres (22nd).[2]

On 20 January 2018, she was found dead in her home in Nagano. NHK reported that she seemed to have committed suicide.[3]


  1. ^ "Miyako Sumiyoshi's obituary". rp-online.de (in German).
  2. ^ "Miyako Sumiyoshi". Sochi2014.com. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  3. ^ "スピードスケート元五輪代表 住吉都さん死去" (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved 2018-05-20.

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