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Yasuji Miyazaki

Full name: Yasuji Miyazaki
Original name: 宮崎 康二
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 15, 1916 in Kosai, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: December 30, 1989
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

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Biography

At 15 years, 311 days Yasuji Miyazaki became the youngest swimmer to win the 100 metre freestyle. In the semi-final he managed to break Johnny Weissmüller’s Olympic Record with 58.0. He also won a gold medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay, swimming the anchor leg as the team set a world record. In 1981 Miyazaki was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and in 1989 he was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver. After his Olympic participation, he studied law in Tokyo and later lived in Nishinomiya, Hyogo. After the war, he was an advisor to the Japanese Swimming Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Japan JPN 1 Gold
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Japan JPN 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Final 1 58.2
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 58.0
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Round One Heat Four 1 QU 58.7

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Japan JPN Final Standings 1 WR 8:58.4
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