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Yasuhiro
Koseki
JapanJapan, JPN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 March 1992
Height
187 cm
Family
Wife, two daughters [2017, 2019]
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four at the Tsuruoka City Swimming Club in Japan, and he began to pursue the sport seriously in middle school.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up the sport. He initially competed in freestyle, but decided to focus on breaststroke in his third year of university.
Club / Team
Miki House: Yao, JPN
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN; Yoshihiro Fujimori [personal], JPN

General Interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (nikkansports.com, 29 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (sports.yahoo.co.jp, 23 Jun 2015; jiji.com, 12 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the Japan Aquatics Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017; swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018, 29 Jan 2019)

He received the Yamagata Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan in 2013 and 2014. (pref.yamagata.jp, 23 Feb 2015; pref.yamagata.jp, 26 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sanspo.com, 12 Jan 2018)

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