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Noboru Terada

Full name: Noboru Terada
Original name: 寺田 登
Gender: Male
Born: November 25, 1917 in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: September 26, 1986
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Noboru Terada took up swimming in 1930, while studying in junior high school and was the Japanese high school 400 and 800 metre freestyle champion two years in a row. In 1935 he enrolled at Keio University and in 1936 won the 1,500 free at the Japanese Olympic trials, beating the favorite [Shunpei Uto] by a full pool length. At the 1936 Olympics, Terada led the 1,500 freestyle final from the start and never came under pressure from the other finalists, winning the race by half-a-length over [Jack Medica]. After his competitive career, Terada worked as head of the Keio University swimming team. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in 1994, the same year that a monument in his honor was erected at this birth place in Iwata City, Shizuoka.

Personal Bests: 1,500 m freestyle - 19:13.7 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Japan JPN 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Final 1 19:13.7
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 19:48.6
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Swimming Japan Round One Heat Two 1T Q 19:55.5
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