Natsumi Hoshi

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Natsumi Hoshi
Kazan 2015 - Natsumi Hoshi semi 200m butterfly.JPG
Hoshi at Kazan, Russia 2015
Personal information
National team Japan
Born (1990-08-20) August 20, 1990 (age 29)
Saitama, Japan[1]
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight54 kg (119 lb)[3]
CoachYoshikatsu Harada[1]
Norimasa Hirai (national)[4]

Natsumi Hoshi (星 奈津美, Hoshi Natsumi, born August 21, 1990) is a Japanese competitive swimmer who specializes in the 200-meter butterfly.[1] In this event she won the world title in 2015 and bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.[2]

Hoshi studied sports science at Waseda University in Tokyo, and enjoys shopping in her spare time.[1] In 2006, she showed symptoms of Graves' disease, a condition that results in an overactive thyroid and frequent fatigue. Her thyroid gland was removed in November 2014, and in January 2015 she returned to competitions. Earlier in 2011 she was named Best Athlete of the Year by the Saitama Swimming Federation.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Natsumi Hoshi". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 2013-04-26. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b Natsumi Hoshi.
  3. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Natsumi Hoshi Archived 2016-10-13 at the Wayback Machine.