Ai Shibata

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Ai Shibata
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for  Japan
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens[1] 800 m freestyle
World Championships - Long Course
Silver 2005 Montreal[2] 400 m freestyle
Bronze 2005 Montreal 800 m freestyle
Bronze 2007 Melbourne[3] 400 m freestyle
Bronze 2007 Melbourne 1500 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold 2006 Victoria 400 m freestyle
Silver 2006 Victoria 800 m freestyle
Bronze 2006 Victoria 1500 m freestyle
Bronze 2006 Victoria 4x200 m freestyle

Ai Shibata (柴田 亜衣 Shibata Ai?, born May 14, 1982 in Dazaifu, Fukuoka) is a Japanese swimmer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle race and became the first ever female gold medalist for Japan in a freestyle event. She graduated from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya.

Her brother is also a world class swimmer.

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  1. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Montreal 2005 Results". Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  3. ^ "12th FINA World Championships". Archived from the original on 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2007-06-09.