Nobutaka Taguchi

Nobutaka Taguchi (田口信教, Taguchi Nobutaka, born June 18, 1951) is a retired Japanese breaststroke swimmer. He competed in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won two medals in 1972, a gold in the 100 m and a bronze in the 200 m events.[1] His breaststroke gold medal was the first for Japan since 1956. He won during the five-year era dominated by John Hencken and David Wilkie. He also earned the bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1972 Olympics and in both breaststrokes at the 1975 World Championships. He ended his career after the 1976 Olympics.[2]

Nobutaka Taguchi
Nobutaka Taguchi 1972.jpg
Personal information
Born (1951-06-18) June 18, 1951 (age 68)
Saijō, Ehime, Japan
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)

Later lifeEdit

In 1987 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

He became a lecturer at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya in 1984, and a professor of physical education in 1993. He became professor emeritus in 2017.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nobutaka Taguchi.
  2. ^ a b Nobutaka Taguchi.
  3. ^ "田口教授に名誉教授の称号を授与" (in Japanese). 国立大学法人 鹿屋体育大学公式webサイト. Archived from the original on 2019-02-09.