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Akihiro
Yamaguchi
JapanJapan, JPN
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 September 1994
Height
175 cm
Weight
69 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Toyo University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He joined Shibushi Dolphins in Japan at age five.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming as a form of asthma therapy.
Club / Team
Itoman: Japan
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Kosuke Kitajima and Takeshi Matsuda. (kts-tv.co.jp, 08 Apr 2016; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named Best New Athlete at the 2012 TV Asahi Big Sports Awards in Japan. (swimmingview.net, 20 Dec 2012)

In 2012 he received the Shibushi Citizen Honorary Award in Japan. (373news.com, 07 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (leopalaceresort.com, 30 Sep 2015)

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