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Japanese Swimmers

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In the early Olympics Japan won most of its medals in swimming. Yoshiyuki Tsuruta won gold medals in the meter breaststroke in Amsterdam in and Los Angeles in Hironoshin Furuhashi is legendary Japanese swimmer who no doubt would have won gold medals if Japan had he been Japanese Swimmers to compete in the Olympics after World War II when he was at his peak.

He set 33 world records during his "Japanese Swimmers" but had a disappointing performance in the Olympics after contacting dysentery in South America. After retiring from swimming he became very active in Japan Olympic Committee activities. In the Olympic swimming events, six Japanese swimmers have won the gold medal since the Munich Games. The Japanese national swimming team hassome unorthodox race preparation techniques. After they are given a pep talk by their coach, they stretch with walkmans that play music specially designed to clear their minds of thoughts.

One coach told the Daily Yomiuri, "The music sends alpha waves to the brain, opening their mind and helping them relax and concentrate. The Japan Swimming Federation prohibits its swimmers from dying their hair and wearing Japanese Swimmers nail polish. Alcohol is banned at their training camp. Good Websites and Sources: Kosuke Kitajima, Official Site kitajima-kosuke. Japanese Swimmers in this Website: Kyoko Iwasaki came out of nowhere to win a gold medal in the women's meter breaststroke at Barcelona in when she was only 14, making her the youngest swimmer ever to win an Olympic gold medal.

When she won the Japanese Swimmers even though she was only 1. She was in sixth place at first turn and slowly made up ground throughout race, taking the lead with five meters to go. Kyoko-chan Japanese Swimmers never able to equal that performance. Japanese swimmers won two silver medals and two bronze medals in swimming at the Summer Olympics in Sydney. One of its best swimmers, Suzu Chiba, was left off the team even though her time was good enough to Japanese Swimmers, apparently because the old men on Japan's Olympic swimming committee thought she had a bad attitude and didn't like the fact that she trained in the United States and felt she let Japan down when she did less well than expected at the Olympics.

Japan placed 3rd in behind the United States and Australia in medals in swimming at the Summer Olympics in Athens inwinning three gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals for a total of eight medals. Kosuke Kitajima won two gold medals See Below. She won the gold with a strong final meters.

She got in shape by swimming 17 kilometers a day at altitude in the weeks preceding the event.

She also won medals at the world championship and Japanese swimmers did well Japanese Swimmers the Asian Games. They won 47 medals, compared to 44 for China. Both countries took 16 gold. Japanese swimmer won five medalstwo golds and three bronzesin the swimming events at the Beijing Olympics in The golds were won by Kitajima. "Japanese Swimmers" gold medal was won by the United States team with Michael Phelps. The gold medalist in the event was won by Michael Phelps.

As a Japanese Swimmers Matsuda trained in a pool covered by a makeshift vinyl greenhouse. She also won a bronze in the event in Athens in Nakamura has the same coach as Kitajima. Swimming suits were a major issue before the Olympics in Japan as they were elsewhere. Japanese swimmers had an agreement with Japanese sportswear companies to wear their suits.

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