Shunpei Uto

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Shunpei Uto
Jack Medica, Noboru Terada, Shunpei Uto 1936.jpg
Jack Medica, Noboru Terada and Shunpei Uto (right) at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1918-12-01)December 1, 1918
Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan
Alma mater Rikkyo University
Sport Swimming

Shunpei Uto (鵜藤 俊平, Utō Shunpei, born December 1, 1918) is a Japanese freestyle swimmer who won two medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1]

Uto endured much hardship after World War II and deposited his both medals to a pawnshop to get some money for living. He later found a job in general affairs at the Niigata Nippo company, but was often bullied here. After retiring he moved to Chiba Prefecture to do agriculture.[2]


  1. ^ Shunpei Uto.
  2. ^ 36年ベルリン 競泳男子400M自由形銀 鵜藤俊平さん. March 21, 2000