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Kenji KOBASE
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born31 Jul 1987 in Sapporo, JPN
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Law - Chuo University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in grade two of primary school in Sapporo, Japan.
Club / Team
FSEM: Japan
Name of coach
Hajime Itoi [personal], JPN, from 2010
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Japan
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography. (Twitter profile, 27 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hajime Itoi. (gifu-np.co.jp, 08 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Gifu Prefecture Culture and Sports Achievement Award in Japan. (pref.gifu.lg.jp, 18 Feb 2015)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied at Gifu University in Japan. (gifu-u.ac.jp, 02 Apr 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.48
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.75
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 48.02
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.15
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:27.48