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Kentaro Kawatsu

Full name: Kentaro Kawatsu
Original name: 河津 憲太郎
Gender: Male
Born: September 26, 1914 in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Died: March 24, 1970
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Kentaro Kawatsu’s father was a lecturer at the Hiroshima University and was known as the “Father of Hiroshima Sports.” In 1930, as a junior high school student, Kentaro set a national record for the 50 metre backstroke in 33.2 seconds. When he took the bronze medal in Los Angeles, he was a student at the Meiji University. In 1934 he competed in the 10th Far Eastern Games in Manila. At 55-years-old he committed suicide by immolating himself.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Final 3 1:10.0
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:10.2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Round One Heat Two 3 QC 1:10.9
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