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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
Residence
Kagoshima, JPN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Toyo University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He joined Shibushi Dolphins at age five.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming as a form of asthma therapy.
Club / Team
Toyo University / Shibushi Dolphins Swimming Club: Japan
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [club, national], JPN, from 2013

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General Interest

Hobbies
Shopping. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Most influential person in career
His coach Norimasa Hirai. (sportsspecial.mainichi.jp, 11 Jan 2014)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Kosuke Kitajima and Takeshi Matsuda. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013; kts-tv.co.jp, 08 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Best New Athlete Award at the TV Asahi Big Sports Awards Ceremony in 2012. (swimmingview.net, 20 Dec 2012)

He was presented with the Shibushi Citizen Honorary Award in Japan in 2012. (373news.com, 07 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsspecial.mainichi.jp, 11 Jan 2014; leopalaceresort.com, 30 Sep 2015)

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