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Daiya
Seto
JapanJapan, JPN
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 May 1994
Height
174 cm
Weight
75 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Yuka Mabuchi
Residence
Japan
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sports Science - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
He took up both football and swimming as a child, but thought swimming was more interesting.
Club / Team
ANA [JPN] / JSS Moroyama [JPN] :
Name of coach
Takayuki Umehara [club, national], JPN; Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN
Training Regime
He trains for three consecutive days, and then has a rest day.

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Injuries
In September 2015 he underwent surgery on both of his heels. He returned to competition in January 2016. (mainichi.jp, 17 Jan 2016; nikkansports.com, 15 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the 2016 Japan Aquatics Award. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017)

He received an Honorary Prize at the 2014 Saitama Prefecture Sports Awards in Japan. (sai-suiren.net, 16 Mar 2015)

In 2013 he received a Special Award at the 63rd Japan Sports Awards. (swim.or.jp, 18 Jan 2014)

He received an Excellence Award at the 2013 Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC] Awards. (jeb.co.jp, 08 Sep 2015)
Famous relatives
His wife Yuka Mabuchi has competed in diving at international level. (nikkansports.com, 25 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (saitama-np.co.jp, 24 Nov 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first swimmer representing Japan to successfully defend his world long course title when he followed up his victory in the 400m individual medley at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, with a win in the same event at the 2015 edition of the tournament in Kazan, Russian Federation. (joc.or.jp, 10 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2015)