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Katsumi NAKAMURA
Sport Swimming
NOC Japan   
GenderMen
Born21 Feb 1994 in Tokyo, JPN
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tokyo, JPN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
Japanese
Higher education
Sport Studies - Waseda University: Tokyo, JPN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in grade five of primary school.
Why this sport?
He wanted to become a swimmer to make his mother happy after she had to give up her aspiration to work as a lifeguard due to a traffic accident. He then gave up judo and football to concentrate on the sport.
Club / Team
Itoman Toshin: Japan
Name of coach
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama [national], JPN; Yuki Okajima [personal], JPN, from 2020
General Interest
Nicknames
Aroma Prince [he always takes aromatic goods, including fabric conditioner for laundry, when he travels]. (hochi.co.jp, 05 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother Ritsuko. (dogatch.jp, 23 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Shinri Shioura. (wasedasports.com, 17 Aug 2014)
Injuries
His training was disrupted by a left shoulder injury in mid 2019. (swimswam.com, 29 Jul 2020; nhk.or.jp, 06 Sep 2019)

In April 2018 he injured his wrist. (swimswam.com, 29 Jul 2020; olympicchannel.com, 20 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is like a game for me, so I enjoy it like playing a game." (Polyvalent YouTube channel, 03 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He received an Excellence Award and an Arena Sprint Award at the Japan Aquatics Awards in 2018, 2017 and 2016. (swim.or.jp, 29 Jan 2019, 22 Jan 2018; tobiuojapan.org, 23 Jan 2018, 30 Jan 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.48
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.91
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 48.61
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 22.13
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.48
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.41
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 48.45
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.35
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.67
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.32
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.10
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.78
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.07
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 22.15
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.04
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.57
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.26
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.87
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.51
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:21.07
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.69
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.11
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:59.43
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.79
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.99
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
63 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 46.54
2 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.95
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.54
3 2016 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 46.83
6 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.54
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.44
47 2014   Overall  
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.30
6 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.74
6 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.50
8 2013 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.44
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.77
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.03
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Freestyle 22.20
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Freestyle 48.72
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.68
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.38