Masanori Yusa

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Masanori Yusa
Shigeo Arai and Masanori Yusa 1936.jpg
Shigeo Arai and Masanori Yusa (right) at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Born January 20, 1915
Tadotsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Died March 8, 1975 (aged 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Nihon University
Sport
Sport Swimming

Masanori Yusa (遊佐 正憲?, Yusa Masanori, January 20, 1915 – March 8, 1975) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. He won gold medals in the 4 × 200 m relay in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, setting world records on both occasions. In 1936 he finished almost simultaneously with Shigeo Arai and Masaharu Taguchi in the 100 m race and was awarded a silver medal.[1]

Yusa graduated from Nihon University and later worked for the Yokohama Rubber company. In 1942, he married Yumeko Aizome, a famous actress in Japan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Masanori Yusa. sports-reference.com