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Tetsuo Okamoto

Full name: Tetsuo Okamoto
Gender: Male
Born: March 20, 1932 in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: October 1, 2007 in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tetsuo Okamoto was a Brazilian born to parents of Japanese heritage, but he attended college in the United States, swimming for [Texas A&M] from 1956-58. At Texas A&M, Okamoto was a four-time All-American, twice in the 400 and 1,500 freestyle, and won four Southwest Conference titles – 440 freestyle in 1956, and the 220, 440, and 1,500 freestyles in 1957. Prior to his Olympic and college successes, Okamoto had won gold medals at the 1951 Pan American Games in both the 400 and 1,500 freestyle, and had swum for Japan in the 4×200 freestyle relay team (with Ricardo Esperard, Aram Boghossian, and João Gonçalves Filho) that placed second.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Brazil BRA 4 h3 r2/3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Brazil BRA 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Brazil Semi-Finals Heat Three 4 4:46.2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 4:46.1

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Brazil Final 3 18:51.3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Three 1 QU 19:05.6