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Reizo Koike

Full name: Reizo Koike
Original name: 小池 礼三
Gender: Male
Born: December 12, 1915 in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: August 3, 1998
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After taking a silver medal in the 200 breaststroke at Los Angeles in 1932, Reizo Koike won a bronze medal in the same event at Berlin in 1936. Between these Olympics he studied at Tokyo’s Keio University, and set an unofficial world record for the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.8. He also won a total of eight Japanese Championships. After World War II he became national coach and chairman of the Japan Swimming Federation. In this position, he participated in 1992 at Barcelona. In 1990 Koike received the Olympic Order in Silver, and he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1996.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 16 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Japan JPN 2 Silver
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 16 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Final 2 2:46.6
1932 Summer 16 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:44.9
1932 Summer 16 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Round One Heat Two 1 QU/=OR 2:46.2
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Japan Final 3 2:44.2
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:44.5
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Japan Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:43.8
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