Toshio Irie

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Toshio Irie
Kentaro Kawatsu, Toshio Irie and Masaji Kiyokawa 1932.jpg
Kentaro Kawatsu, Toshio Irie (center) and Masaji Kiyokawa at 1932 Olympics
Personal information
Full name 入江 稔夫
National team Japan
Born (1911-11-05)5 November 1911
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Died 8 May 1974(1974-05-08) (aged 62)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Toshio Irie (入江 稔夫?, November 5, 1911 – May 8, 1974)[1] was a Japanese swimmer.

Irie was born in Takatsuki, Osaka, and graduated from the Engineering Department of Waseda University. He finished fourth in the 100 m backstroke at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Later that year, on October 14, 1928, he set a new world record in the 200 m at 2 minutes 37.8 seconds. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Irie won the silver medal in the 100 m backstroke, with teammates Masaji Kiyokawa and Kentaro Kawatsu taking the gold and bronze.[2]


  1. ^ Asahi Shimbun, 入江 稔夫氏」, May 10, 1974, p. 19
  2. ^ Toshio Irie.

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Preceded by
Walter Laufer
Men's 200 metres backstroke
world record-holder

14 October 1928  – 16 June 1930
Succeeded by
George Kojac