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Ryo
Tateishi
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 June 1989
Height
182 cm
Weight
75 kg
Residence
Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Environmental Studies - Keio University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
His older brother was attending a swimming club and he followed him into the sport.

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Japan
Location
Chiba, JPN

General Interest

Hobbies
Cooking Japanese barbecues, combat sports. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Most influential person in career
His grandfather, and high school coach Hiromi Horikawa. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 May 2012)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2015)

In 2012 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Award and Olympic Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 17 Oct 2012)

In 2012 he received the Tokyo-to Honorary Award in Japan. (news.searchina.ne.jp, 04 Oct 2012)

In 2012 he received the Fujisawa Citizen Honorary Prize in Japan. (fujisawa-taikyo.org, 15 Sep 2012)

In 2012 he received the Yokohama City Sports Honorary Prize in Japan. (uaa.keio.ac.jp, 03 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming following the 2017 National Championships in Japan. (hochi.co.jp, 17 Apr 2017)