Yasuji Miyazaki

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Yasuji Miyazaki
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Personal information
Full name 宮崎 康二
Nationality Japan
Born (1916-10-15)October 15, 1916
Kosai, Shizuoka, Japan
Died December 30, 1989(1989-12-30) (aged 73)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) freestyle

Yasuji Miyazaki (宮崎 康二 Miyazaki Yasuji?) (October 15, 1916 – December 30, 1989) was a Japanese swimmer who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Miyazaki was born in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He was selected for the Japanese Olympic team for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics at the age of 15, and was thus one of the youngest members. In the semi-finals of the 100 m freestyle event, he surpassed the Olympic record previously set by American champion Johnny Weissmuller with a time of 58.2 seconds, and won the gold medal. The following day, as part of the team competing in the 4x200 m freestyle relay event, he won a second gold medal, with the team setting a new world record of 8 minutes 58.4 seconds. After his return to Japan, he entered Keio University and retired from competitive sports.

References[edit]

  • Killanin, Michael Morris. The Olympic games, 1984: Los Angeles and Sarajevo. John Rodda (1983) ISBN 0718123905
  • Lohn, John. Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming. Scarecrow Press, (2010). ISBN 0810867753

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