Kentaro KAWATSU

Japan JPN

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1914
Olympic Results

Biography

Kentaro KAWATSU

Kentaro Kawatsu’s father was a lecturer at the Hiroshima University and was known as the “Father of Hiroshima Sports.” In 1930, as a junior high school student, Kentaro set a national record for the 50 metre backstroke in 33.2 seconds. When he took the bronze medal in Los Angeles, he was a student at the Meiji University. In 1934 he competed in the 10th Far Eastern Games in Manila. At 55-years-old he committed suicide by immolating himself.

Olympic Results

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Los Angeles 1932

B
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming

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