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Sho
Sotodate
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 August 1991
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Kinki University: Higashiosaka, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
He wanted to swim like a shark.

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Takeshi Matsuda and Kazuya Kaneda. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Osaka Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.osaka.lg.jp, 01 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
His father Shinichi represented Japan in karate. (nikkan-gendai.com, 02 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive swimming in 2016. (hokkaido-np.co.jp, 26 Jan 2017)