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Yuya SAKAMOTO
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born03 Oct 1999 in Taiki, JPN
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
Japanese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in grade two of primary school in Taiki, Japan.
Club / Team
Toyo University: Tokyo, JPN
Name of coach
Norimasa Hirai [club], JPN; Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Takeshi Matsuda. (bgf.or.jp, 22 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Through swimming, I have received a lot of warmth and support from local people. I am proud that this backing has spurred me to good competition results." (bgf.or.jp, 22 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:52.96
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 1:54.27