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Ryo TATEISHI
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born12 Jun 1989 in Fujisawa, JPN
Height1.82 m
Weight 75 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Environmental Studies - Keio University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
His older brother was attending a swimming club and he followed him into the sport.
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Japan
Location
Chiba, JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking Japanese barbecues, combat sports. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Most influential person in career
His grandfather, and high school coach Hiromi Horikawa. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 May 2012)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (arena-jp.com, 18 Jul 2014; Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 30 Nov 2015)

In 2012 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Award and Olympic Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 17 Oct 2012)

In 2012 he received the Tokyo-to Honorary Award in Japan. (news.searchina.ne.jp, 04 Oct 2012)

In 2012 he received the Fujisawa Citizen Honorary Prize in Japan. (fujisawa-taikyo.org, 15 Sep 2012)

In 2012 he received the Yokohama City Sports Honorary Prize in Japan. (uaa.keio.ac.jp, 03 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming following the 2017 National Championships in Japan. (hochi.co.jp, 17 Apr 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:08.29 
10 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 59.93
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:13.23
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:01.26
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:10.28
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 28.01
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.36
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 59.61
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 27.52
7 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.91
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2011   Overall  
2 2011 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.66
1 2011 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.49
1 2011 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.52
21 2010   Overall  
3 2010 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 27.00
2 2010 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:05.44
1 2010 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.43
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.86
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.38
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.10 CR