Masanori Yusa

Masanori Yusa (遊佐 正憲, Yusa Masanori, January 20, 1915 March 8, 1975) was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. He won gold medals in the 4 × 200 m relay in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, setting world records on both occasions. In 1936 he finished almost simultaneously with Shigeo Arai and Masaharu Taguchi in the 100 m race and was awarded a silver medal.[1]

Masanori Yusa
Shigeo Arai and Masanori Yusa (right) at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
BornJanuary 20, 1915
Tadotsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
DiedMarch 8, 1975 (aged 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materNihon University

Yusa graduated from Nihon University and later worked for the Yokohama Rubber Company. In 1942, he married Yumeko Aizome, a famous stage and silent/sound film actress in Japan.[1]

See also


  1. Masanori Yusa.

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