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Masato Sakai (坂井 聖人, Sakai Masato, born 6 June 1995) is a Japanese swimmer who specializes in the men's 200 metre butterfly.

Masato Sakai
Masato Sakai Rio 2016.jpg
Sakai at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 23)
Yanagawa, Japan
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Waseda University
College team Waseda University[1]

He won the silver medal in the men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] Sakai was in 6th position at the 150 mark, and finished 0.04 seconds behind Michael Phelps.[3]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Sakai finished 4th in the 200 metre butterfly, 0.14 seconds outside the medals.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Masato Sakai (School of Sport Sciences, 3rd Year)". Athletic Center,Waseda University. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Masato Sakai". Rio 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  3. ^ Mckirdy, Andrew (10 August 2016). "Sakai takes silver in 200 butterfly; Phelps claims 20th, 21st gold medals of career". The Japan Times. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ Stewart, Mel (5 August 2015). "Watch Laszlo Cseh win 200 butterfly – world championships race video". Swimswam. Retrieved 4 September 2016.