Masaru Furukawa

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Masaru Furukawa
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Masaru Furukawa (1956)
Personal information
Born 1936

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.

Awards[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on September 5, 2008)