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Yuki KOBORI
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born25 Nov 1993 in Nomi, JPN
Height1.84 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Economics, Law, Political Studies - Nihon University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age four.
Why this sport?
His older sister swam and he followed her into the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Hokuriku's Herculean Boy (sports.yahoo.co.jp, 02 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmers Takeshi Matsuda and Kazuki Watanabe. (Swimming Magazine, 11 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He was presented with an Excellence Award at the Japan Aquatics Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. (tobiuojapan.org, 30 Jan 2017; swim.or.jp, 22 Jan 2018, 29 Jan 2019)

In 2016 he received the Ishikawa Prefecture Sports Special Award in Japan. (sponichi.co.jp, 31 Aug 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In October 2021 he announced his retirement from competitive swimming. (nikkansports.com, 14 Oct 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:03.50
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.17
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.19
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:48.09
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.54
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.04
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:11.59
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 1:56.15
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 53.11
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.95
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:48.65
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.92
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:45.32
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:47.25
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:45.08
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:43.81
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:59.43
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.45
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 1:53.14
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:45.86
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:00.79
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:42.35
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:43.23
5 2014 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:42.00
5 2014 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:44.77
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:54.93
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:45.48
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 1:55.39
7 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.50
5 2013 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:44.53
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Butterfly 51.77
7 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Butterfly 24.40
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.03
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.74
5 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:48.15
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.39
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay