Ken Terauchi

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Ken Terauchi
Personal information
Nationality  Japan
Born (1980-08-07) 7 August 1980 (age 37)
Takarazuka, Hyōgo
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Diving
Event(s) 1 m springboard
3 m springboard
10 m platform
Club JSS Takarazuka (JPN)
Coached by Suei Mabuchi

Ken Terauchi (寺内 健, Terauchi Ken, born August 7, 1980 in Takarazuka, Hyōgo) is a Japanese diver, who specialized in springboard and platform events.[1] He had won two bronze medals for the springboard diving at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, in addition to his first at the 2001 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka.

Terauchi had represented Japan in five Olympic Games (1996 in Atlanta, 2000 in Sydney, 2004 in Athens, 2008 in Beijing and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro). He reached into the finals for all of his respective events but the 2016 Olympics one, although he never captured a single Olympic medal. His best result was further achieved at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, when he placed fifth in the men's 10 m platform, with a cumulative score of 636.90 points.

Terauchi retired temporarily in 2009, and worked as an employee for sports manufacturing company Mizuno.[2] A year later, he resumed training to set sighs for his fifth Olympics, and made his comeback by placing second at a domestic meet.[3] In 2012, Terauchi had received a qualifying berth at the FINA Diving World Cup, but Japan Swimming Federation decided not to send him to London for the Summer Olympics, despite that he was not able to perform well against the world's top divers.[4]

Terauchi is a graduate of clinical psychology at Koshien University in Takarazuka, Hyōgo.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ken Terauchi". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Diving: Terauchi to retire form competitive diving". Japan Ball. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Diving: Terauchi turns to taekwondo in quest for 5th Olympics". The Asahi Shimbun. 20 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Diver Nakagawa to compete in London". The Japan Times Online. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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