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Shozo Makino

Full name: Shozo Makino
Original name: 牧野 正蔵
Gender: Male
Height: 5-1 (155 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: May 15, 1915 in Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: February 12, 1987
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Shozo Makino set his first national record in 1929 in the 1500 metre freestyle. In the following years, he added records over various distances between 300 and 1500 metre freestyle. After winning the silver medal in the 1500 metre at Los Angeles in 1932, he won a bronze medal in the 400 freestyle at Berlin in 1936. The Waseda University student set the first of several world records in the 800 free in 1931 at a Japan vs. USA meet. During the time between the Olympics he also set world records in the 400 metres and the 4x200 free relay. In 1991 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Japan JPN 2 Silver
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Japan Final 3 4:48.1
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat Two 1T QU 4:48.2
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Japan Round One Heat Three 1 QU 4:51.3

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Final 2 19:14.1
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 19:38.7
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Round One Heat Four 1 QU 19:53.3
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