Shigeo Arai, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Shigeo Arai

swimmer

Date of Birth: 08-Aug-1916

Place of Birth: Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 19-Jul-1944

Profession: swimmer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Shigeo Arai

  • Shigeo Arai (?? ??, Arai Shigeo, August 8, 1916 – July 19, 1944) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer who competed at the 1936 Olympics.
  • He won a gold medal in 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, setting a world record.
  • In the individual 100 m race he finished almost simultaneously with Masanori Yusa and Masaharu Taguchi and was awarded a bronze medal.
  • Those Games were the only international competition for Arai, though he won three national titles in the 100 m and four in the 200 m freestyle between 1937 and 1940.While serving in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, he was killed in action in Burma.

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