Daichi Suzuki

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Daichi Suzuki
Personal information
Full name 鈴木 大地
Nationality Japanese
Born (1967-03-10) March 10, 1967 (age 50)
Narashino, Chiba
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team Juntendo University

Daichi Suzuki (鈴木大地 Suzuki Daichi?) (born March 10, 1967 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan) is a retired Japanese backstroke swimmer. He won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Currently (as of September 2015) Daichi serves as the head of the Japan Swimming Federation. On September 5, 2015, it was confirmed that he would take up a new position as head of Japan's new national sports agency (whose official name is still to be announced as of early 2015), due to come into being on October 1, 2015.[1] The new agency will be an Incorporated Administrative Agency or similar of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Its primary role will be to coordinate a wide range of sports related functions and projects carried out by various government ministries.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suzuki to be 1st head of sports agency". The Yomiuri Shimbun. Japan. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Diet OKs creation of national sports agency ahead of 2020 Olympics". The Japan Times. Japan. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.