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Jiro Nagasawa

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Nationality  Japan
Died  March 23, 2010
Name  Jiro Nagasawa
Strokes  Butterfly
Sport  Swimming

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Born  February 2, 1932 (1932-02-02)

Jiro Nagasawa (長沢 二郎, Nagasawa Jirō) (February 2, 1932 – March 23, 2010) was a Japanese Olympic swimmer. He is credited with the invention of the modern Butterfly stroke. Although not the first to swim the butterfly-breaststroke, Nagasawa was the first to us a dolphin kick, where the legs stayed together and moved simultaneously up then down.

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Competition

Jiro Nagasawa 1956 Press Photo Jiro Nagasawa Of Japan Sets Breaststroke Record

Nagasawa competed in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games and, between 1945 and 1956, he set five world records in the 200m and 220y butterfly. In 1956 he won the USA Swimming Prize and in 1954 the Japan Sport Award. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993 and later in life became an Olympic National Coach.

Death

Jiro Nagasawa died on March 23, 2010 from throat cancer at the age of 78.

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