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Tetsuo Hamuro

Full name: Tetsuo Hamuro
Original name: 葉室 鉄夫
Gender: Male
Born: September 7, 1917 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: October 30, 2005 in Takaishi, Osaka, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A member of the dominant Japanese swimming team, Hamuro had come to prominence by tying the 200 m breaststroke world record in 1935. He won the only international championship he competed in, the 1936 Olympics, in which no 100 m event was held. Notably, Hamuro was using the traditional breaststroke technique, while some of the other finalists were using the later outlawed butterfly stroke. Hamuro won a total of ten titles in breaststroke events at the Japanese Championships between 1935 and his retirement in 1940. After the war, Hamuro worked for the Japanese newspaper Mainichi as a sports journalist. He was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1990.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Japan JPN 1 Gold OR

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Final 1 OR 2:41.5
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:43.4
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:42.5
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