Yasuji Miyazaki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Yasuji Miyazaki

Olympic swimmer

Date of Birth: 15-Oct-1916

Place of Birth: Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 30-Dec-1989

Profession: swimmer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Yasuji Miyazaki

  • Yasuji Miyazaki (?? ??, Miyazaki Yasuji) (October 15, 1916 – December 30, 1989) was a Japanese swimmer who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Miyazaki was born in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
  • He was selected for the Japanese Olympic team for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics at the age of 15, and was one of the youngest members.
  • In the semi-finals of the 100 m freestyle event, he surpassed the Olympic record previously set by American champion Johnny Weissmuller with a time of 58.2 seconds, and won the gold medal.
  • The following day, as part of the team competing in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay event, he won a second gold medal, with the team setting a new world record of 8 minutes 58.4 seconds.
  • After his return to Japan, he entered Keio University and retired from competitive sports.

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