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Ryota NAITOU
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born30 Oct 1997 in Iruma, JPN
Height1.81 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 while in kindergarten.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his older brother and decided to get involved in swimming as it was good for his health.
Club / Team
Yashima Dengyosha [JPN] / Swin Omiya Swimming School [JPN]:
Name of coach
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Visiting hot springs. (vivi.tv, 01 Sep 2019; news.line.me, 03 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Even dust can become a mountain if you let it pile. The fastest way to success is to work hard and often." (news.line.me, 03 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (yashima-dengyosha.co.jp, 06 Nov 2021; radiotalk.jp, 02 Dec 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:54.52