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Tatsugo Kawaishi

Full name: Tatsugo Kawaishi
Original name: 河石 達吾
Gender: Male
Born: December 17, 1911 in Oogaki, Hiroshima, Japan
Died: March 17, 1945 in Iwo Jima, Tokyo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Like 100 metre freestyle gold medal winner [Yasuji Miyazaki] Tatsugo Kawaishi was also a law student at Keio University. From 1933-35 he was a swimming instructor with the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy. Kawaishi subsequently worked for a large energy supplier. He fought in the Second Sino-Japanese War for the Imperial Army and, after working for his former company for a brief time, was reactivated in 1944 during World War II. He was killed in the battle for Iwo Jima on March 1945 and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Japan JPN 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Final 2 58.6
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 59.0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Japan Round One Heat Two 3 q 59.8
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