Shiro Hashizume (橋爪四郎? Hashizume Shirō, born September 20, 1928) is a retired freestyle swimmer from Wakayama, Japan). He won the silver medal in the men's 1500m freestyle at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He broke the world record in the same event on August 16, 1949, clocking 18:35.7. However, that time was bettered the same day by compatriot Hironoshin Furuhashi at the American Swimming Championships in Los Angeles, California.
|Men's 1500 metres Freestyle
World Record Holder (Long Course)
August 16, 1949
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