Tsutomu Ōyokota

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Tsutomu Ōyokota
Tsutomu Oyokota 1932.jpg
Oyokota in 1932
Personal information
Full name大横田 勉
NationalityJapan
Born(1913-04-20)April 20, 1913
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Died1970 (aged 56–57)
Sport
SportSwimming
Strokesfreestyle

Tsutomu Ōyokota (大横田 勉, Ōyokota Tsutomu, April 20, 1913 – 1970)[1] was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. While a student at Meiji University, he set national records over 200 m (2:14.6) and 400 m (4:50.4). He was selected for the 1932 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 400 m event, despite suffering a severe bout of gastroenteritis before the Games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日外アソシエーツWhoplus 「大横田 勉(オオヨコタ ツトム,水泳選手)」の項
  2. ^ Tsutomu Oyokota. sports-reference.com

Further reading[edit]

  • Lohn, John. Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming. Scarecrow Press, (2010). ISBN 0810867753