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Yuki
Kobori
JapanJapan, JPN
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 November 1993
Height
183 cm
Weight
77 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics, Law, Political Studies - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age four.
Why this sport?
His older sister swam and he followed her into the sport.
Club / Team
Mizuno: Japan
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [national], JPN

General Interest

Nicknames
Hokuriku's Herculean Boy (sports.yahoo.co.jp, 02 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Takeshi Matsuda and Kazuki Watanabe. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award at the 2016 Japan Aquatics Awards. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017)

In 2016 he received the Ishikawa Prefecture Sports Special Award in Japan. (sponichi.co.jp, 31 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (joc.or.jp, 12 May 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITY
He served as an honorary ambassador for the 2016 Kanazawa Marathon in Japan. (city.tanabe.lg.jp, 07 Oct 2016)