Ai Shibata (柴田 亜衣, Shibata Ai, born May 14, 1982) is a Japanese swimmer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle race. She was the first ever female gold medalist for Japan in a freestyle event. She attended the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya. In 2008 Shibata announced her retirement.
|Full name||Ai Shibata|
|Born||14 May 1982|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|College team||National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya|
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