Masaru Furukawa

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Masaru Furukawa
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Masaru Furukawa (1956)
Personal information

Masaru Furukawa (古川 勝, Furukawa Masaru, born January 6, 1936 in Hashimoto, Wakayama) is a Japanese swimmer and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, where he received a gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke.[1]

World records[edit]

Furukawa improved the world record of 200 metres breaststroke (long course) four times in 1954 and 1955, and his last record lasted until 1958.


Furukawa was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1981.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1956 Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Swimming" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback (Retrieved on September 5, 2008)