Tetsuo Hamuro

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Tetsuo Hamuro
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Tetsuo Hamuro c. 1956
Personal information
Born 7 September 1917
Fukuoka, Japan
Died 30 October 2005 (aged 88)
Takaishi, Osaka, Japan
Sport Swimming

Tetsuo Hamuro (葉室 鐵夫?, Hamuro Tetsuo, 7 September 1917 – 30 October 2005) was a Japanese breaststroke swimmer. In 1935 he set a world record in the 200 m. Next year he won the gold medal in this event at the 1936 Olympics, setting a new Olympic record at 2:41.5. Hamuro swam the traditional breaststroke, while some of his competitors used the butterfly stroke, which was allowed at the time. Between 1935 and 1940 Hamuro never lost a race and won ten national breaststroke titles. After World War II he worked for the Mainichi newspaper as a sports journalist.[1] In 1990, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

Hamuro's wife was also a swimmer and a world champion in the masters category.[2]


  1. ^ Tetsuo Hamuro. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b TETSUO HAMURO (JPN) 1990 Honor Swimmer. ishof.org