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Kenji
Kobase
JapanJapan, JPN
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 July 1987
Height
180 cm
Residence
Gifu, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Chuo University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in his second year of primary school in Sapporo, Japan.
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Japan
Tournament
World Short Course Championships
Location
Istanbul, TUR

General Interest

Hobbies
Skiing. (hochi.co.jp, 14 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hajime Itoi. (gifu-np.co.jp, 08 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Gifu Prefecture Culture and Sports Achievement Award in Japan. (pref.gifu.lg.jp, 18 Feb 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (gifu-u.ac.jp, 02 Apr 2018)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied at the Graduate School of Education at Gifu University in Japan. He has also served as a swimming coach at the university. (gifu-u.ac.jp, 02 Apr 2018)