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Hiromasa FUJIMORI
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born07 Aug 1991 in Yokohama, JPN
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport seriously in the ninth grade at middle school.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to start swimming by his father, who was a coach for the Japanese national team.
Club / Team
Kinoshita Group: Japan
Name of coach
Yoshihiro Fujimori [father], JPN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His father. (mainichi.jp, 09 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Hidemasa Sano. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He was given an Excellence Award at the 2014 Shizuoka Prefectural Sports Honorary Award Ceremony. (at-s.com, 28 Jun 2014)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Takeharu has represented Japan in swimming, and competed at the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. His father Yoshihiro has served as his personal coach and as a coach for the Japanese national swimming team. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Jan 2020; hochi.co.jp, 09 Apr 2016; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013; nikkansports.com, 12 Oct 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (at-s.com, 11 Jan 2021)
Other information
SANCTION
He was banned for two years between January 2019 and January 2021 after testing positive for the banned substance methylephedrine at the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. He appealed the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS], claiming the substance entered his system through potentially contaminated rice balls that he ate the day before the test. The appeal was dismissed by CAS, who concluded that the athlete failed to establish a plausible source for the presence of the prohibited substance, and his original sanction was confirmed. (tas-cas.org, 06 Mar 2020; sankei.com, 06 Mar 2020; insidethegames.biz, 06 Mar 2020; fina.org, 22 Jan 2020, 31 Oct 2019; sport.onet.pl, 04 Nov 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley 1:57.21
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:52.73
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 51.53
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2018   Overall Ranking  
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:53.87
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:07.36
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.71
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Individual Medley 51.95
6 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.74
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Individual Medley 51.63
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.82
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:53.86
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:03.54
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:03.45
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.26
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 51.58
2 2016 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:52.12
3 2016 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:52.42
2 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Individual Medley 51.33
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:54.14
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 51.78
1 2016 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:04.04
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:53.91
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.85
6 2016 Paris, FRA 100m Backstroke 53.44
3 2016 Paris, FRA 100m Individual Medley 51.97
19 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.14
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Individual Medley 52.65
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.66
4 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:48.97
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:07.41
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:54.46
2 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 52.20
3 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:55.02
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.28
4 2013 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.54
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Individual Medley 1:58.56