Shigeo Arai

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Shigeo Arai
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Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men's Swimming
Gold 1936 Berlin 4×200 m freestyle relay
Bronze 1936 Berlin 100 m freestyle

Shigeo Arai (新井 茂雄 Arai Shigeo?, born August 8, 1916, Shizuoka – July 19, 1944, Burma) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. He won the gold medal for the Men's 4×200 m freestyle relay and a bronze medal for the 100 m freestyle in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

While serving in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, he was killed in action in Burma on July 18, 1944.

Competitive highlights[edit]

  • 1936 Olympics 100 m freestyle - 58.0
  • 1936 Olympics 4×200 m freestyle relay - 8:51.5 (World record)

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