Athlete of Day 5

Daiya Seto in 10 clicks

December 10th, 2016

The start

Born on May 24, 1994 Daiya Seto (JPN) started swimming at the age of five. He also played some football, but found swimming more interesting and funny!


In September 2015, he underwent surgery on both of his heels, returning to competition action in January 2016


His first two medals at world level were earned in 2012 at the Istanbul FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in the 200m IM (silver) and 400m IM (gold)

Russian gold

In Kazan 2015, he became the first Japanese swimmer to successfully defend a long-course title, in the 400m IM

25m star

Before the Windsor rendezvous, Seto had already five medals in the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), including two gold in the 400m IM, silver and bronze in the 200m IM and silver in the 200m fly

World Cup

Daiya Seto has also excelled in recent editions of the FINA Swimming World Cup, having earning 36 gold medals so far. In 2016, he was third of the men's overall ranking


2013 is an important year for Seto: in Barcelona (ESP), he gets his first long-course world title, in the 400m IM

Olympic medal

The only Olympic medal so far for Daiya Seto was obtained at the 2016 Games, in his pet event, the 400m IM (bronze)

Shining in Canada

Seto has won four medals so far in Windsor: gold in the 400m IM, silver in the 100m IM, bronze in the 200m fly and 200m IM